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BugdocWI
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Ionic Bluetooth keyboard case charge question

Hi, new to Nooks and the forum. I just ordered the Ionic Bluetooth keyboard and case to use when traveling on business, where I will need a keyboard.  It has a USB cable charging. I am wondering if the keyboard will charge off the Nook HD+ charger. I certainly don't want to travel with a laptop to charge the keyboard, nor do I want to buy a separate USB wall charger device. Thanks

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Wulfraed
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Re: Ionic Bluetooth keyboard case charge question

How many USB "units" does it need?

 

USB 2 "unit" is 100mA at 5v; a powered hub should supply 5 units.

 

The HD/+ use more like 1500mA (which is why most computer USB are so slow if they charge at all -- new USB computer ports have Charge-only modes, which provide more than 500mA when the computer is off).

 

Pretty much any thing that can charge an HD/+ can charge practically anything else.

 

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Re: Ionic Bluetooth keyboard case charge question

Thanks Wulfraed, that's useful information to know.

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Wulfraed
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Re: Ionic Bluetooth keyboard case charge question

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Heck, I underestimated the HD+ charger -- it is rated for 2000mA (2 A).

 

That's equivalent to four standard USB hubs!

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