Gigabyte Solves iPad Charging Issue

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Aspire5920G

The iPad's charger can be re-engineered to draw power from two USB ports to charge, instead of from just one. On my hard drive USB adapter, it can do this to power hard drives that require more than 500mA. 

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Caboose

 I've got portable HDD's that do that too!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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kevaskous

Could not agree more, i also believe USB 2.0 power standard was put in place for distinct reasoning.

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Zazubovich

not enough juice for charge the Ipad?  Is Mongo working there?  That explain much. No juice for charge Ipad make Mongo sad.

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Athlonite

 err that's only a problem for those without a powered hub but it's really just another dirty trick from Steve Jobs 

one more reason why iDon't  

 

Play till it breaks then learn how to fix it!

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mesiah

This is a typical apple maneuver. They do this stuff with every product they bring out. They engineer an incompatibility with PCs into the product so when it launches they can point out "PC fails once again." Anyone that doesn't think apple was fully aware of this issue before launch is crazy. They have intentionally designed the unit to pull more than 500mA from a usb port knowing full well that 500mA is the maximum allowed by the USB standard.

You can have 5 100mA devices or 1 500mA device but no more than that. If your PC is working properly and goes by the USB 2.0 standard it will not allow the ipad to draw more than 500mA. Anyone who designed USB devices knows this limitation. If the device draws more than 500mA it needs an external power source. Apple has intentionally designed the ipad so that it will fail when constrained to the USB standard, knowing that their computers don't adhere to the standards and allow higher power flow. This allows them to tout how apple "just works" and how pc once again has problems. Its an engineered and unscrupulous issue. Once the dust settles they will issue a firmware or software patch for the ipad to fix the problem, but not until they are sufficiently satisfied that their little ruse has succeeded in further damaging the PC reputation.

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Caboose

 Wouldn't surprise me

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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