Lightning Cable - Data and Power from different sources?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by andyw715, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    This may be a fantasy-land request but here it goes.

    Is there a pigtail or something that allows an iPad to be charged via wall outlet, yet still be plugged into a computer for data transfer?

    I ask because I'm enjoying using the iPad Pro as a second screen (via duet) for my laptop but it doesn't appear the laptop's USB port supplies enough power to charge/maintain the iPad's battery at the same time.
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    You could use an app to wirelessly extend your laptop screen to your iPad and charge it from the wall.
    I'm not sure there's a solution using cables
     
  3. S197Mike macrumors member

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    There are some 3rd party charging stations that allow data pass through while charging your device. Not sure if the output rating tho. I remember seeing a few pop up in Kickstarter a while back. Check Amazon?
     
  4. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I have a lightning adapter with VGA & Lightning ports on the other end (from Apple) which allows the screen image to be displayed on a montor/projector while charging, so I'm sure it technically is possible.
     

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