- USB Port Operational Procedures
Power Adapter for iPad ¡V Charges The iPad from Any
PC¡¦s USB Port
for Quantity 1-5
for Quantity 5-10
A USB male and female interfaces
AC, USB hubs, and USB car adapter
cable not included
lbs. / 0.01 kg
provides the following iXP1-500 product operation procedures.
If you need on-line customer support information for any
issues using our power products these are answered in
the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section as well.
Operational Procedures related to USB computer ports are
message below may occur on some computers which use the
iXP1-500 and the XP1Power devices. Using a car adapter
or a USB hub will assure you do not see this issue related
to the power capacity of the computer you are using with
message is very rare and we have only seen this happen
with a Macbook on a rare occasion.
are multiple solutions, if when using the iXP1-500 USB
power adapter you receive the above screen message. First,
there are procedures you can take to reduce the power
which are drawing power from your computer's USB ports.
So reducing the number of devices will correct this power
consumption issue on your computer. All computers have
limitation on the number of USB devices normally plugged
in an draw power. To many devices connector will cause
your computer to draw too much power.
Solution 1: The solution is to unplug
some other devices from your computer. Even your Ethernet
cable connected to your computer draws power from the
computer. You have to maintain enough power to drive your
iXP1-500 and you will not see this message and draw more
power than your computer can handle.
2: We understand as a computer user you do not
want to unplug any devices. There are solutions besides
unplugging devices as well. One solution besides unplugging
other USB devices is to unplugging external devices such
as hard drives, CD recorders, etc. This includes firewire
3: Use a USB hub. Using
a powered USB hub would work best to correct this power
issue and your iXP1-500 will work fine. There are many
small inexpensive USB hubs on the market and Xmultiple
sells these devices as well.
4: If you are using a computer with both USB
1.0 and USB 2.0 ports. If the iXP1-500 is connected to
a USB 1.0 port, reconnect the iXP1 to one of the available
USB 2.0 ports.
5: The iXP1-500 is made to operate with your
USB ports on your computers. If USB ports are disabled
these ports can be reset and enabled. Go to your Control
Panel and click on the "System" icon. Click
on USB ports and enable any ports which have been disabled.
Summary: One of the issues about
the USB bus is that it provides power to the devices plugged
into it, providing of course that the device does not
draw too much power. Each USB port has a 500 mA power
limit, and if you plug too many devices into the port
by using a non-powered USB hub it can display the message
"drawing to much power." The iXP1-500
works with most USB hubs and therefore plugged in alone
to a USB port, the iXP1-5000 is not drawing the full USB
is possible to draw too much power on your computer collectively
from all the USB ports. When this happens not all of your
devices attached to USB ports will work. If you do not
want to use a powered USB hub you can unplug a few devices
and this will also correct the problem for most computers
with this issue. The iXP1-500 is made to work with your
car adapter and power consumption is not an issue when
using your adapter in this way.
If you Macbook is trying to do anything else when you
plug in your iXP1-5000, including being plugged into a
network, you will most likely get this message. A powered
USB hub should fix this. The Macbook is designed to help
maintain battery life, and therefore doesn't have the
robustness of a desktop. Due to this, it's USB ports cannot
handle heavy power requirements, as both ports share the
same power, where on a desktop or powered hub, the ports
have more power available to them.
related Apple Inc.article:
- When Attached Does Not Sync your iPad
I received the iXP1 Power Adapter today. It does exactly
what you say. I can now charge my iPad at the computer
where I could not before. However, iTunes does not see
the iPad when plugged in through the adapter.
The iXP1-500 is designed to charge your iPad
only. You have to remove the iXP1-500 power adapter to
sync from your USB cable. The iXP1-500 has a pinout configuration
necessary for the power circuits integrated resistors
to provide the voltage to charge your iPad. This pinout
does not permit the sync function when the adapter is
attached to your USB cable.
In our patent pending we have a button as an option which
provides sync and you can toggle back and forth between
charging and sync. However, this would increase the pricing
and we do not think most people want a more expensive
iXP1-500 model to have additional functions. Enjoy your
the iXP1-500 work with a wall outlet adapter to charge
however it does not charge efficiently when used in this
manner. Read a email we received from a user who try to
use the iXP1-500 power adapter with his wall adapter.
"I bought two, one placed on cable for laptop syncing
worked fine, and the one placed on a cable connected to
a USB wall outlet just for charging, overnight total charge
went only to 41%"
iXP1-500 iPad USB Adapter- Charging Your iPad With Any
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Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device
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