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    16 Port USB Charging Hub For iPads And Other Apple Devices?


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    UK price and supplier?

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    IIRC lapsafe had something similar at BETT this year, cant see it on there site though.

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    If price is very low it may well be worthwhile as a secondary charging solution. I suspect however that the sync and charge solutions would be a better all-round use of money (unless these come in at just a couple of hundred quid of course )

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    Could combine

    2 or 3 USB mains powered USB Hubs ie (might be better ones ) :

    Xenta 10 Port USB 2.0 Hub - Mains Powered - Wall.. | Ebuyer.com

    One multi way to plug each USB hub into

    One lap safe

    Assuming 10 USB Cables would be long enough to connect 10 iPads into and said USB Hub would provide enough power without over heating issues etc

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    would you honestly trust a bunch of iDevices in those? I wouldn't plug a £3 mouse into a cheap USB hub!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    would you honestly trust a bunch of iDevices in those? I wouldn't plug a £3 mouse into a cheap USB hub!
    Was just a quick google - as per the comment in the brackets ( there are more then likely better ones out there ). You can see from one of the comments and also the price, not to mention the above comment as per the quote that there are better ones out there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Assuming 10 USB Cables would be long enough to connect 10 iPads into and said USB Hub would provide enough power without over heating issues etc
    I actually had a look at those last night on eBay - I'm looking for a decent USB hub to use with the Raspberry Pi. It would seem that those particular hubs provide 2A of power - each USB port can, seemingly, be required to provide 0.5A, and for a charging situation I would have thought each device would draw the maximum amount so you'll be able to attach 4 devices to charge. The other option would be to buy a bunch of individual single-port USB chargers and plug them in to a proper 13A multi-way adaptor, but 3 10-way USB hubs are still probably cheaper than 10 single-port chargers.

    If anyone knows of a better-powered USB hub, please post a link - the one listed above was the best one I could find yesterday. You used to be able to buy USB hubs with 4A adaptors, but I don't seem to be able to find any reasonably priced ones (although there are some 4-port USB3 ones for around £60).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I actually had a look at those last night on eBay - I'm looking for a decent USB hub to use with the Raspberry Pi. It would seem that those particular hubs provide 2A of power - each USB port can, seemingly, be required to provide 0.5A, and for a charging situation I would have thought each device would draw the maximum amount so you'll be able to attach 4 devices to charge. The other option would be to buy a bunch of individual single-port USB chargers and plug them in to a proper 13A multi-way adaptor, but 3 10-way USB hubs are still probably cheaper than 10 single-port chargers.If anyone knows of a better-powered USB hub, please post a link - the one listed above was the best one I could find yesterday. You used to be able to buy USB hubs with 4A adaptors, but I don't seem to be able to find any reasonably priced ones (although there are some 4-port USB3 ones for around £60).
    Post from Chcn here :https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2789455?start=45&tstart=0iPad2 draws 2100Ma when connected to its own charger on mains vs lower Ma on a negioted connection of 500Ma at max and 100 Ma at min etc so if USB 2.0 hub has 2amps max that means it will either refuse to charge or it will take a long time

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    We've just got one of these - NoteSync in NoteCase

    Fun to watch all the devices power up one at a time.

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    I looked into this for charging our flip cameras, but unfortunately the power is way too high at 2.1A, whereas USB 2.0 has a max output of 900Ma.

    Hopefully they will bring out a universal charger for all USB devices.

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    For charging iPad's you could use an extension lead plus several Apple 10W USB adapters or Griffin GC17120 XL USB to Dock cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigabyte View Post
    USB 2.0 has a max output of 900mA.
    It is USB 3.0 that's 900mA. USB 2.0 is 500mA.

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    It is USB 3.0 that's 900mA. USB 2.0 is 500mA. [/QUOTE]


    Note to self - Don't believe everything on Wikipedia.

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    That's the whole purpose of the device that was mentioned and whilst the OP was highlighting what seems to be a well thought out solution everyone else seems to be intent on McGyvering something to suit.

    The device post has been designed specifically for charging and sync of i devices and providing the correct current etc... for fast charge of those devices it is not meant to be used as a general purpose usb charging unit as they state on their website and they also say they are working on one of those.

    Ben

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    I took it as only a charging solution which would appear to be correct unless a) I'm misreading/ignoring something or b) their sites information on that product is wrong. The only thing to say it syncs is the topic which I'm unsure of.

    Edit: It almost certainly doesn't sync - reviews don't mention it and there's no input USB port.

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