I see the HDMI plug but what is that second plug for?

On the pictures of this Lightning to HDMI adapter there looks like to plugs, 1 for the HDMI, what is the other one for?

  • Asked by Robert R from Menifee
  • Oct 23, 2012
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27 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The other plug you see is another Lightning. You can use it to recharge your Iphone 5 while you are using the HDMI port.

    Cheers

    • Answered by Carlo S from Miane
    • Oct 26, 2012
  • The second plug is a female Lightning port, so you can take your regular USB to Lightning cable and charge your iPad/iPhone/iPod while you are using the adapter.

    • Answered by Emmanuel B from Catonsville
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • It is a second Lightning plug to allow you to charge the device at the same time.

    • Answered by Gladys E from Scarsdale
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • The other port is to charge the device. Aka you can plug a lightning adapter into it. Once plugged into the wall it charges the device weather the hdmi is plugged in the AV adapter or not.

    • Answered by Anthony A from Akron
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • The second one is another lightning port so that you can charge and use HDMI at the same time.

    • Answered by Thomas C from Semmes
    • Oct 26, 2012
  • charging the iphone at the same time. you can output video and audio and charge it

    • Answered by Erick T from Daytona Beach
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • The other port is a jack to allow the original Lightning cord to plug in and supply power.
    If you zoom in, you can see that it has the same 8-pin configuration.

    This allows the iPhone/iPad/iTouch to be powered should it be used for a longer item, such as a feature-length movie.

    • Answered by Richard H from Lexington
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • It's another Lightning port, so, with a Lightning to USB cable, you can charge your iOS device while using the HDMI port. This is crucial if you're going to watch movies or do presentations and don't want to worry about battery life. The 30pin HDMI cable works the same way, but the 30pin VGA port does NOT have a second port, so you needed to make sure you had enough charge when presenting.

    • Answered by Todd B from Rochester
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • This is a second Lightning connector which allows you to charge or sync your device while it is connected to your HDMI display.

    • Answered by Ryan S from Victoria
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • It's to plug in your lightning cable so that you can charge it at the same time as using the adaptor.

    • Answered by Klaus-peter I D
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • Lightning port, so you can charge it at the same time.

    • Answered by Alex G from Miami
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • It is another Lightning connector, so you can use your USB-to-Lightning cable to keep your device charged / charging while you are outputting the video over HDMI.

    • Answered by Neil M from Dallas
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • From the shape and pin count, I am convinced that it is a pass through lightning port. Or, at least a lightning port for charging while using this A/V adapter.

    • Answered by Lim J from Orange City
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • The second plug is for your lightening charger to plug into your iPhone while the accessory is connected.

    • Answered by Matthew L from Elk Grove
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • I would guess that it's a Lightning input so you can charge at the same time

    • Answered by Todd M from Ramona
    • Oct 26, 2012
  • You can plug a Lightning USB cable in to the second outlet to charge or sync your device while the cable outputs to your TV.

    • Answered by Dan O from Sunnyvale
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • Power

    • Answered by Stephen D from Atlanta
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • The other port is for the lightning connector. The previous version had a dock connector in the same place. It is there so you can charge your device while using the HDMI output.

    • Answered by Adam O from Kennesaw
    • Oct 26, 2012
  • From the size and logo diagram, it looks to be a lighting port. Possibly to allow you to charge the phone at the same time.

    • Answered by Kim L from League City
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • Its were the Lightning conector goes so you can charge and display your device on you tv projector or what ever you are connecting to.

    • Answered by Joel I from Bradenton
    • Oct 25, 2012