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Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-31-2019

Any way to charge iPhone while using iXpand

Hi

 

I'd posted a question earlier about exFat and ended up finding an answer in the manual.  Great product!  Loving it!

 

I'm finding that copying files from the phone to the iXpand is draining my battery a lot.  Since it's using the only port on the phone, and it's a 7, so no wireless charging, can I use a 2-port lightning dongle to charge my phone while using the iXpand? 

 

Most products I'm seeing on Amazon show an audio/data port, and a power port (for charging), so I *think* it would work, but it also looks like the iXpand uses some power off the phone, so I don't know if the audio/data port on those would handle the power draw...

 

Any thoughts?

Cheers

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Any way to charge iPhone while using iXpand

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I have never tested it however you're correct the ixpand pulls power from the phone in order to power the device. It may be possible that the y connectors will not supply enough power. 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-31-2019

Re: Any way to charge iPhone while using iXpand

Thanks drlucky for the reply.  I suppose there's one way to find out Smiley Very Happy  I'll try getting one and see if it works, and I'll update here!