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)?

  • Asked by Adam K from Romford
  • May 9, 2013
Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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2 Answers from the Community

  • 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.

    • Answered by Kevin M from Orlando
    • May 11, 2013
  • 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.

    • Answered by Joey P from West Lafayette
    • Nov 12, 2013