Portable charger and USB hub

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    If I were to get a portable charger (6000mah) and a 4 port USB hub, would the charging become slow? If I only plug in two devices, such as my iPhone 4s and my Tablet.
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Not sure about yours but I found portable chargers to be quite slow.
     
  3. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is fast, very fast. But I'm worried the USB hub is going to make it slow, even if not all the connections are being used
     
  4. makerleone macrumors regular

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    Nope, that's depend upon how many device you attached for charging, if you charging two devices the speed is accordingly that. but advising you to only connect maximum two devices not more than two coz its became really slow.
     
  5. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    ^Exactly. USB shares it's serial connection with every device on that bus, thus, Universal Serial Bus.
     
  6. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't exceed the manufacturers specification meaning if you need to charge multiple devices, get a charger with two USB connections.
     
  7. Richdmoore, Aug 14, 2014
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  8. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. USB hubs get power from external power and not through the USB port.
     

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