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Re: Charge iPad and iPad 2 using GIGABYTE motherboards

runn3R

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Re: Charge iPad and iPad 2 using GIGABYTE motherboards
« on: April 13, 2010, 02:07:46 pm »
GIGABYTE is first with Motherboard iPad recharging capability.
There are over 40 GIGABYTE motherboard models supply sufficient power to charge an iPad while it is being used.
It due to 3x USB Power Boost function on all USB ports for the most power hungry USB devices like for instance iPad.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IeenF46xzwo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/IeenF46xzwo</a>

More info:
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,1808.msg8145.html#msg8145
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 12:21:53 pm by runn3R »
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Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 11:23:05 am »
Hi everyone!

I'm very interested in charging capabilities of my mobo GA-H57M-USB (rev 1.0) for devices other than Apple iPhone iPad or iPod.
According to manual and information on official website, it has "3x USB Power Boost" function and support of "On/Off Charge" utility, but has no quick charge ports with white and red colored USB pin headers.

But I had never seen any information on the website or the internet about support of any other kind of phones, multimedia players, PDAs... (even enthusiasts experiments).
There is some proprietaty Apple function or protocol to communicate power requirements for their devices?
As far as I know USB standard has realisation of this power negotiation capabilities and device can tell how many mA current it requires.
In Windows environment (device manager) it shows maximum of 500mA for any my device. Is that limitation of Windows OS or this is only nominal value and real current can exceed this if mobo support "3x USB Power" or "On/Off Charge"?

So the main question - is charging boost possible for non Apple devices (particularly on my mobo)?
If not, has GIGABYTE any plans to add whis support later?

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Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 11:29:43 am »
I am not sure but logic dictates that any device that can be linked to a USB port and with a maximum current requirement within those parameters should be able to be charged via said port.
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Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 11:55:51 am »
Thank you for reply!

I've already started experiments with testing charging time for my devices compared to stanalone charger and other PC USB ports.
Interestingly, is there some software other than device manager to control or monitor USB power consumption, at least that shows current requests?
Using multimeter and cracking cables is too much for my little curiosity  :)

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Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 12:04:59 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised but I can't think of any to recommmend right now. Maybe someone else will see the thread and jump in with an answer.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 01:40:21 pm »
I think apple ipad is best for use everywhere, because i use  my apple i pad in every work and i found there its best performance and i m totally satisfy with apple products.
please inform me if you found any disturbance with apple ipad.

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 09:00:14 pm »
Apple fanboy ::)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

runn3R

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Re: Charge iPad and iPad 2 using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 12:21:35 pm »
If you’re considering buying an iPad 2 and were wondering if your GIGABYTE motherboard would be able to quick charge it, On/Off Charge still works as well as with the original iPad.

Please check for more details at our blog.
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Re: Charge iPad using GIGABYTE motherboards
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 07:37:58 am »
Thank you for reply!

I've already started experiments ipad case with testing charging time for my devices compared to stanalone charger and other PC USB ports.
Interestingly, is there some software ipad 2 case leather other than device manager to control or monitor USB power consumption, at least that shows current requests?
Using multimeter and cracking cables is ipad 2 cases too much for my little curiosity  :)

I am not sure but logic dictates that any device that can be linked to a USB port and with a maximum current requirement within those parameters should be able to be charged via said port.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 07:58:16 am by runn3R »

 

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