usb hub that can charge ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by utl768, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. utl768 macrumors 6502

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  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Yes im looking for one too

    Im planning on getting a mac mini with four USB ports

    So keyboard,mouse,speakers ,external drives all USB
    And im getting a dock for my iphone & iPad

    So somebody post a good hub please
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I would think any hub can charge an iPad, just very slowly. The iPad draws more power than any powered hub supplies.
     
  4. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    This is correct, any usb hub will charge the ipad, unless the screen is on then it cant supply enough juice, if you keep it plugged in it will charge, just slower.
     
  5. Dr. Jay macrumors newbie

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    I believe you need a high-powered USB port. I.e. USB 4.0 or some other über-voltage charger.
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    USB 4.0 huh.....inventing your own standards now?
     
  7. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    Apparently they don't exist because they would violate the USB spec, which rates the current output at 0.5A. I've been wanting one, too.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The iPad charger that Apple sells is designed to charge the iPad and provides more power.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...and hydrazine is often used for rockets in space, but neither are USB hubs.:D

    This is the reason.;)
     
  10. tom123 macrumors regular

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    powered hub

    Yes, what he said - I use it that way a lot. I would get a powered hub with more then 4 ports, they get used up fast.
     
  11. pheenix11 macrumors regular

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    I found this device when staying at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco for Dreamforce last week. It has 2 USB ports, one of which puts out 2.1 amps for tablets and 2 electrical outlets on top. I had my iPad 2, iPhone 4S and Targus backup battery all charging off this every night and it worked great. I immediately started looking for one when I got home and I just stumbled across it tonight.

    Teledapt Chargepoint
    http://www.teleadapt.com/us/power/chargepoint.php
     
  12. zipur macrumors 6502

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    You gave me false hope!
    Not compatible with Apple SuperDrive, or other USB devices requiring more than USB 3.0 standard 900mA (.9 Amp) power per port. Hub is not a standalone charger: NOT recommended for standalone charging iPhone, iPad, Android, or other devices- many devices will charge only when a host PC is connected to the hub.
     
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