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    Any USB hubs that will charge iPad?

    Does anyone know of any USB hubs that have a "High Power" USB port? I'd like to use a single cable for both charging and syncing, but my computer doesn't have a high powered USB plug. I'm willing to buy a hub, but I need a specific recommendation. I'll go to Fry's later today to see what I can find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    Does anyone know of any USB hubs that have a "High Power" USB port? I'd like to use a single cable for both charging and syncing, but my computer doesn't have a high powered USB plug. I'm willing to buy a hub, but I need a specific recommendation. I'll go to Fry's later today to see what I can find.
    I need one as well so I'm open to suggestions as well.

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    Since this issue was not known at ship date I am guessing it will take a little while before manufacturers start making the special accessory for this.

    I have Power USB Hubs and they do not work either. The charging device that comes with the iPad is probably proprietary and so it will have be reverse engineered first.
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    Griffin already has a wall ($30) and car charger ($24) for the iPad listed. They have a package deal coming. I suspect that hubs will be forthcoming, although I did see one or two on the net that indicated that they were good for 2 amps.
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    This USB hub has to high power ports. The specs say they have twice the power of normal USB ports. Since standard USB provides up to 500mA, I assume the two high power ports are 1000mA.

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    This will serve as a good wake up call for iPad manufacturers.
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    Re: Any USB hubs that will charge iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by webfocus1@gmail.com
    This will serve as a good wake up call for iPad manufacturers.
    No it does not the ipad is designed to use high power USB ports if you wish to charge the ipad that way. It's not a wake up call at all. It's not a iPhone or a low power device
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    I just ordered this, shipped via ground. I hope to have it early next week, at which point I'll post if it works to both charge and sync my iPad to my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by wot_fan View Post
    This USB hub has to high power ports. The specs say they have twice the power of normal USB ports. Since standard USB provides up to 500mA, I assume the two high power ports are 1000mA.

    Amazon.com: Targus 7-Port USB 2.0 Desktop Hub with Audio Pass-Through ACH81US (Silver): Electronics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    I just ordered this, shipped via ground. I hope to have it early next week, at which point I'll post if it works to both charge and sync my iPad to my PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by wot_fan View Post
    This USB hub has to high power ports. The specs say they have twice the power of normal USB ports. Since standard USB provides up to 500mA, I assume the two high power ports are 1000mA.

    Amazon.com: Targus 7-Port USB 2.0 Desktop Hub with Audio Pass-Through ACH81US (Silver): Electronics
    Sweet, please let us know. If it works, I'll pick one up too

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    No joy. Got the hub, plugged it all in, plugged my iPad into one of the two "High Powered" USB ports, but still get the "Not Charging" message.

    I'm guessing it's only a matter of weeks until we see iPad compatible USB hubs, and probably marketed as such.


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