Portable USB hub for Ipad & MIDI???


#1

Hello, I would like to use a standard USB 2.0 hub (non-AC) and use more than one midi keyboards with my iPad. I know I need power. Can I plug the male connection of the USB hub into a back-up battery and then use the four females for the iPad and 3 MIDI keyboards? Is there any danger in doing this? And will they communicate?
Thanks for your help,
John


#2

Hi John,

Thanks for contacting Plugable!

Unfortunately, we do not have any USB hubs that work with iPad or iOS at this time.

We suggest contacting Apple to see what they suggest for such a setup.

Sorry this was not the answer you were looking for. Hope this helps!

Thank you - Jordan @ Plugable


#3

Jordan,

Thanks for the quick reply. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner, but I tried out what I described - except without the battery - using a powered USB Hub plugged into the iPad through the camera connection kit. And I could use three MIDI controllers with the hub! The only thing that it would not do is simultaneously charge the iPad. Just thought that you would like to know.

All the best,

John


#4