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USB C to USB dongles

Hello

Looking for an adapter that I can use to hook up a USB soundcard that can also power my iPad.
These are the options I’ve found thus far...


I’m wondering if a powered usb C hub might work so I can keep things further away from my iPad.
Suggestions welcome!
Cheers.

Comments

  • What exactly are you trying to do ? And what device are you trying to do it on?

    For important connections I always get apple products. Amazon can be surprisingly hard to find official apple stuff cause there’s so many very close knock offs. I make sure it’s an official apple product. Sure some others might work, but I’ve had issues in the past with 3rd party stuff, so I go apple for my main USB adapter.

  • edited June 23

    I’m trying to connect my iPad USB C to my Roland Duo capture USB.
    The soundcard is plugged in so I don’t need to power it but I would like to keep my iPad charged while it’s connected.

    I agree that it’s probably worth the extra to get an official Apple adapter but since it’s USB C I thought there might be other methods such as a powered usb hub. (or an extension cable connected to one of the adapters above)

    Ideally I’d like to keep the dongle out of sight. I managed to do this before with a lightning extension cable plugged into the Apple USB3 camera connection kit.

    ✌️

  • @iamspoon There are some USB-C hubs/docks with a removable host cable, like this one. To charge your iPad at the same time, be sure the hub supports USB-C Power Delivery (those exact words, not just "powered hub"). And be sure the connecting cable supports PD as well; it needs to have a special chip in the connector.

  • I also have a Roland Duo Capture and use the Apple USB C digital multiport for charging. Works fine, also looks like it is on sale in Canada here which is super rare... tempted to get another...

    https://www.amazon.ca/Apple-USB-C-Digital-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B07WF96FY5/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1FSNVBBBKJIOF&keywords=Usb+c+multiport+apple&qid=1655992691&sprefix=usb+c+multiport+apple,aps,153&sr=8-5

  • Thanks for the replys.

    I’ve had a look and found some promising bits and bobs..



    leaning towards the Apple connection Kit dongle, but using an USB C extension cable so that I can keep the clagnut hidden away.

    (FWIW, this kinda setup worked very reliably on my old iPad Air)

  • That cable looks like it should be OK.

    Have you a specific reason for preferring a VGA (analog video) combo adapter over the more common HDMI (digital video) combo adapter?

  • Just affordability, since I doubt I’d use either connection

    VGA adapter seems to be available for around £20.
    HDMI adapter seems to cost around £70.

  • @iamspoon said:
    Just affordability, since I doubt I’d use either connection

    VGA adapter seems to be available for around £20.
    HDMI adapter seems to cost around £70.

    I would definitely consider doing that too but here for some reason they are the same price.

  • To be fair I should point out that the ~£20 VGA dongles were on eBay .
    Said to be genuine and new.
    Otherwise the prices for the 2 dongles is about the same on other retailers.

  • I thought the USB3 camera connection kit was expensive but these new ones are taking the piss!

  • @iamspoon said:
    I thought the USB3 camera connection kit was expensive but these new ones are taking the piss!

    Yes, but they combine the two prior Lightning adapters, USB3 and Digital A/V (HDMI). Not good if you only want one half, of course.

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