Higher powered USB Devices with Camera Connection kit + Powered USB Hub?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by JasonHiccup, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. JasonHiccup macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    I was wondering if the iPad would run higher powered USB devices (such as a keyboard?) if it was connected to a powered USB hub.
  2. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    No, the amount of power is limited to the amount of power transfered from USB 2.0, and if you had USB 3.0 you would be limited to the amount of power that can be sent through USB 3.0. These hubs are powered because they generally have a lot of ports, and ports require power, and your computers single USB connection can not power all of them at once, so it needs its own dedicated higher power source.
  3. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    The answer is YES, because I do this. I have a Blue Yeti Microphone, that used to get enough power from the Camera Connection Kit to work, and once Apple cut the power down, it no longer worked. Using a powered USB hub, the Blue Yeti once again works with the iPad through the Camera Connection Kit.

    I also run the powered USB hub through a modified cable into a USB battery backup, and it's mobile for use with recording on the iPad.
  4. bukzin macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010

    I found lots of info on the microphone, thanks.

    Does it come with a powered hub and a 30 pin connector
    to plug it into my ipad2 ?

    Maybe I am confused.
  5. MathRulz macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    I have the Blue Yeti although I don't use it with the iPad. It does not come with 30 pin connector or powered hub. Buy the camera connection kit for the 30 pin connector.
  6. crewkid89, Dec 16, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011

    crewkid89 macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
    United States
    I use a m-audio USB midi keyboard with GarageBand. By itself it won't work. With a powered hub it works great. The only thing is that it can be touchy about the order you plug things in. I would have the peripheral already plugged into the hub with the power on then plug it into the camera connection kit

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