Will dock still charge attached usb devices such as an iPod when it is not plugged into a Mac (but is plugged into the mains)?

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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  • Answer

    No, the TED completely powers down when not plugged into a computer via Thunderbolt. Even when plugged in, the USB 3.0 ports do NOT provide enough power to charge an iPad or other tablet.

  • As I have observed, and others can verify, this unit doesn't appear to charge devices connected to it. It does't seem capable of powering external Super drives or hard drives with out their own power cable either. Hope this helps.