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Can we use multi USB splitter and use it for charging ?

Discussion in 'In Car Entertainment' started by riturajmnnit, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. riturajmnnit

    riturajmnnit Amatore

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    Bengaluru, India
    Hi folks,

    In most of the ICE, we do have USB support. I was wondering if we can use multi USB port channel and use it for mobile/tablet charge.
    If anyone has spare with them, can they try and inform.

    Would be great if you can check if it still plays from USB ??

    Thanks.
  2. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    2,188
    Bangalore
    Yes its possible .. I've not tried it in my car but i charge my phones via a splitter connected to a USB port on my desktop..
    It should work but the charge would be slow
  3. caffeineam

    caffeineam Amatore

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    Mumbai
    This will depend a lot on the current draw of your device. Tablets draw 2.1A and most smartphones expect 1A. A standard USB usually supplies 0.5A which is not enough to charge the device if it is being used actively at the same time. I guess USB ports on ICE are built to expect data storage and not supply current to charge devices, but I could be wrong...
  4. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    It can be done. I am using a usb splitter for charging phone and tablet in the car.
    However it is not very effective, reason: already mentioned by caffeineam
    Still "something is better than nothing"

    Rajeev
  5. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    It works on most of the after market systems.. but am unable to do so on my stock usb on my emotion pk.. it depends on what power is required as mentioned above

    Sent from my GT-I9100G using Tapatalk 2

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