All iPads USB Extender ONLY extends data and sync capabilities, nothing else, help!

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by AnonMac50, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hi, I have a USB 30-pin dock connector extender cable, and it works fine, except with my third party camera connection kit (with SD, MicroSD, mini-USB for charging and data transfer, normal USB, and a Headphone jack). The kit works perfectly fine on my iPad and on other devices, however, plugging in the extender cable only charging works, nothing else, no matter what device I use it on. The extender alone works fine. I also found that the iPhone dock's headphone jack works fine, but with the kit plugged in, the kit does not work save for the mini USB to charge and sync. when using the extender between the dock and the phone, the head phone jack no longer works.

    Any ideas?

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Can you post a link to this thing or a picture of it? Your description is very vague.
  3. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    Upstate NY
    That's just how most extenders work. Most don't extend all of the pins, just the most used pins. Cablejive is the only company that I know of that make fully functional extenders but they are ridiculous expensive.
  4. AnonMac50 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Thank you, I'll look into it.
  5. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado

    I learn something new every day. I never knew that USB extension cables would be selective on the data they can transfer.

    I guess one option would be to purchase a (much) longer 30-pin to USB cable, hopefully one that is from Apple or from a legit Apple-sanctioned cable supplier (like Griffin, etc)
  6. robpow macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    I think the OP has found a dock connector extender (note - not a plain USB extension cable) that is not fully wired for all the dock pins.

    The dock connector carries, amongst other things;
    - Power
    - Data
    - Analog audio
    - Analog video

    Not all cables are fully wired up for all those signals. Here's one that is as an example.

  7. AnonMac50 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    My extender looks exactly like a white version of that.
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Except the one above has an
    As far as I can see, they don't come in white.

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