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Old August 2, 2013, 04:33 PM
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So apparently I have ridiculous amount of devices and every USB hub I use isn't charging all the devices when I plug all of them in.

It's annoying me. I went through a few hub already because they can't support charging all the devices at once.

I have; Nexus 4, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, NEX-5R.

I did a bit of research and it looks like most of them supports 1A. Why can't they make hubs that support decent amount of power across all ports....

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Old August 2, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Have you tried a powered hub or are all of the ones you've used powered directly from the PC USB port? I've never needed to use mine, but is there any chance your motherboard has a program for boosting USB charging current?
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Old August 2, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Old August 2, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Unless it's a wall powered USB hub you will never get enough juice from one USB port as there are limits that each type, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, quick-charge, have.
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Old August 2, 2013, 08:58 PM
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It seems to be a common 'issue.' I've tried both dedicated hub or one on monitor. Unfortunately powering hub from computer is the worst because there only .5A from PC. My USB hub has fast charge ports which supposedly sends 1A and it has two of those. Rest of 5 ports share the remaining 1A as rated on the power adapter.

Of course the USB ports from computer would work but I prefer to have all my devices connected to a hub to be charged. Essentially, manufacturers are not including an adequate power adapter with their enough ampere to support charging on all the ports.
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Old August 2, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Look at powered USB 3.0 hubs. Generally 0.9 amps per port.

D-LINK DUB-1340 4-PORT USB3.0 Hub

Or if you don't need pc connectivity...

Antec Hub Charger 4-PORT USB Charger 2X2A 2X1A Compatible With IPHONE/IPAD
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Old August 3, 2013, 12:13 PM
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You still want to be careful if you're going to charge four devices with USB 3.0 hubs. My VANTEC's adaptor is only 2A. That D-Link may do better with the 4A adaptor.

If your motherboard has a lot of USB ports you can make a "hub" by running USB extension cables to your desk or wherever you want to plug in the phones. I run two USB extensions in a bundle from my minitower which is on the floor to my desk. I have a different grudge against USB hubs :P
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Where are the induction chargers that Tesla promised!?!?!?
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:06 PM
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It's becoming ridiculous how much time I've spend with various USB hubs and doing research to see what can be done. Other than connecting it to a computer, I suppose I can rotate couple of devices to utilize the hub.

It's sad to see that we've come so far in technology yet limited by such primitive battery/power/energy technology. SIGH.
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Old August 3, 2013, 08:09 PM
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My usb hub works fine for charging :S it's a cheap one from a dollar store.
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