USB power supply for devices?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MiniD3, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Ordered my first mac today,
    Also bought the following,
    Magic Trackpad,
    Mobee magic charger,
    LMP bluetooth Keypad, and
    Mobee Power bar

    What I have just realised is that the only time the batteries are going to be charged is when the computer is on

    Has this been a problem or are there suitable USB chargers on the market?

    I guess I could just have emergency alkaline batteries on standby but is this necessary?
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  2. EricT43 macrumors regular

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    I look at it this way:
    - You're only using power on the device when your computer is on
    - The charger adds energy faster than you're using it
    - Therefore, it should be fine this way

    You could always get a powered USB hub and plug them into that, if you want them to charge when the computer is turned off.
     
  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. opinio macrumors 65816

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    I plug my Mobee Magic Charger into a Kanex USB hub that has a charger port.

    You can buy a generic USB charger from any IT store. It's basically a cheaper version of the one you get with an iPhone.

    Something like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Belkin-DUAL...3_Player_Chargers_Cradles&hash=item3a5f745d33

    Did your Power Bar work with the keyboard? Mine was faulty. Had to send it back because the battery pack did not fit.
     
  5. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Thank you for your reply,
    Did not realise there were so many suppliers with Belkin charges
    Our local Dick Smiths sells them
    As for the Power Bar, still waiting,
    Because I maxed out the iMac, I have to wait 2-3 weeks:(
    ....Gary
     

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