Looking for USB Hub for iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sap12690, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. sap12690 macrumors 6502

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    I bought a USB Hub for my iMac only to discover that it wont sync or charge my iPad. Does anybody know of a small hub that will look nice with the mac and will also sync/charge an iPad? please help me! :(
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Charging an iPad from a Mac requires that the USB port it's plugged into be switched to a "High Power" mode, which is done in a specific manner by the OS for the first high-power device plugged into that USB socket. More details here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049

    There are very few hubs out there that will emulate that behavior. There are a few, but it'll be very clearly defined in the features of the hub. Here's one example:

    http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/usb-hubs/dub-h4-4-port-usb-2-hub
     

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