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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 2, 2018
I have a portable external hard drive that I want to use with my iPad Pro, but it drains the iPad battery. Will the following adapter allow me to browse the hard drive and keep the iPad powered at the same time?

USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter



macrumors 604
Jun 7, 2015
Seattle WA
Is that adapter just as reliable as Apple's own adapter? I have had a less than ideal experience with 3rd-party adapters like the one you mentioned.

100% reliable for me, 2018 12.9 Pro. Anker is a solid brand. I also have the Apple adapter but never use it - this one is more versatile.
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