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Hardware Thread, USB Charging in Technical; Hi everyone, We've just bought 32 Mino Flips with re-chargeable battery packs for them. You charge them via the usb ...
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    USB Charging

    Hi everyone,

    We've just bought 32 Mino Flips with re-chargeable battery packs for them. You charge them via the usb ports on a computer but i wondered if anybody knew of a reputable usb hub, preferably no less than 7 ports, that we could use to charge them without the need for a pc?

    There's gotta be something...

    Jay
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    They have power adaptors so you could make like a small laptop trolley or rack fixed to wall somewhere.

    http://www.theflip.com/en-us/Product...x#/accessorize

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    Cheers man,

    I was hoping you'd say that!

    Thanks for the advice

    Love
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    Thats the US site the UK one doesn't have the power adapters

    We had teh same problem, just used a dlink hub and plugged one end into the pc not ideal but it works

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    I have the same problem here...all the USB hubs I have seen so far have the ports the wrong way round to allow multiple Flip units to be plugged in.

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    My desk looked awesome when i charged 12 at once with extension leads was a spider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I have the same problem here...all the USB hubs I have seen so far have the ports the wrong way round to allow multiple Flip units to be plugged in.
    What do you mean the wrong way round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    My desk looked awesome when i charged 12 at once with extension leads was a spider!
    Could you tell me where you got your USB hub from please? It would be a great help x

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    D-Link DUB-H7 USB2.0 7 Port Hub - Ebuyer

    Its teeny though you can fit 3 in i think without an extension

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    Amazon

    Amazon.co.uk: powered usb hub

    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Port-USB2-Powered-HU-5870V/dp/B000TG6IMO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256029806&sr =8-1]Trust 7 Port USB2 Powered Hub HU-5870V UK: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

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    Hi guys,

    Just ressurecting this thread.

    I bought 5 USB hubs for our 30 cams. All Sweex 7-port hubs with power adapters. I plug all the cams in, plug the hubs in and the battery icon appears on the Flips but no charging symbol. If I plug the hub into a pc the charging symbol kicks in and they start charging for a few seconds and then stop and say 'Check Battery Pack- charging paused'.

    Any more helpers on what I can do??

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    Did you ever get anywhere with this? Is anyone using a powered USB hub to charge Flips?

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    I have an HP wall charger that was for my HP Phone and the top of it just has a usb a socket on it would something like that work?

    Ben

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    Those things are awesome.



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