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Question: how can I charge the iPad while using usb dac at the same time? I know nuforce ido can do so, but it isn't exactly a top tier dac. I'm looking for a solution that works for all USB doc if possible...

I want to use my iPad to set up a home head-fi system, but if it can't be charged while playing, that's just too annoying.

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Question: how can I charge the iPad while using usb dac at the same time? I know nuforce ido can do so, but it isn't exactly a top tier dac. I'm looking for a solution that works for all USB doc if possible...

I want to use my iPad to set up a home head-fi system, but if it can't be charged while playing, that's just too annoying.

 

You don't, unless the DAC can charge it like the iDo. Some hubs might, but I don't really recall any of the reports on hubs workin with DACs actually charging the iPad, they just power the DAC.

 

In any case do you really need continuous recharging while the iPad is working? When I use my iPad as a music server it only drains about 1% to 2%, but I don't keep the display running. I just run it when I select an album then it goes dark on its own or I hit the button on top to kill it.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

You don't, unless the DAC can charge it like the iDo. Some hubs might, but I don't really recall any of the reports on hubs workin with DACs actually charging the iPad, they just power the DAC.

In any case do you really need continuous recharging while the iPad is working? When I use my iPad as a music server it only drains about 1% to 2%, but I don't keep the display running. I just run it when I select an album then it goes dark on its own or I hit the button on top to kill it.

Indeed. It does not drains a lot. I play music sometimes while surfing internet using my iPad 2 (far less battery capacity in comparison to later generation AFAIK) and it only drains 10% per hour
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I can confirm that this USB cable works wonderfully to overcome the iOS power limitation. It's perfect if your DAC has a mini USB input. Plug the Apple adapter into your iPhone or iPad, plug the cable into the adapter, and plug the mini USB end into your DAC. I'm pretty sure it's the smallest solution you could find (I'd spent a good couple hours on eBay searching). Cost me 8 bucks. Tested on iPhone 5C with iOS 7.

 

The seller in the link doesn't have it at the moment, but others sell it too, just search. There are also other versions with different outputs instead of mini USB (micro USB, 30-pin etc).

 

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