Hi, will the 10 port USB hub work to charge iphones if it is plugged into a wall socket but not a computer?
Thanks for posting your question here! The short answer for your question is - No! If you are interested, here is some background on why-:
The Plugable USB 2.0 10 Port Hub is not a device charger but a standard USB 2.0 Hub requiring a host computer to be attached and on to charge devices at the USB 2.0 max 500mA.
Like all standard USB 2.0 Hubs, even with a upstream computer attached and on, it does not support proprietary charging of Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad devices at non-standard rates.
What this means is that it does not have special support for Apple proprietary charging, beyond the 500mA rate which is standard for USB 2.0. This means iPads will only trickle charge, and only when the iPad is turned off (if turned on, the iPad will report “Not Charging”). For iPods, iPhones, and other devices, it will charge only at the standard 500mA rate.
Apple has their own pseudo-extensions to charge their devices like the iPad at higher amperage (2.1A). This hub (or any standard USB 2.0 hub) is intended to be used to plug in standard USB 2.0 devices. These devices do not expect to receive more that 500mA of USB bus power. Providing higher amperage of power is against USB 2.0 specifications.
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