Old USB1 powered hub as a charger for USB2 device?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Ummmmmmm......., Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Does anyone know if I could use an old USB1 powered hub to charge a USB2
    device? [Unbadged, but I think it's a Chinese clone of an iPod Nano]

    Q2. Might I damage the MP4 player if I hooked it up to try it?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Ummmmmmm......., Jul 8, 2012
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  2. Ummmmmmm.......

    Richard Guest

    Might not charge when unenumerated, most non i devices will charge at
    full current if they see the D+ and D- pins connected together.
    Richard, Jul 8, 2012
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  3. Ummmmmmm.......,

    So long the quality of the hub is reasonable, I do not see why not.

    If anything, I would see you bricking the hub because of the (if so) bad
    quality of the MPwhatever player. Hence why unless I am synchronising
    with a PC, I prefer to use standalone AC USB chargers or self-powered
    hubs for charging than the PC’s USB ports.

    Kia ora,
    Jonathan Ah Kit, Jul 8, 2012
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