Looking for USB Hub for iMac

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

  1. sap12690 macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2011
    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


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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:


    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:


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