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Ipad Question

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by wingrider01, May 21, 2012.

  1. wingrider01

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    has anyone seen a docking station or an adapter that allows you to charge the ipad and use a usb device?

    We are looking to intergrate a ipad system to a device but I need to have the ipad charging and connected to the device concurrently. The job is currently done with HP palm pilot devices but they are almot non-existant any more even on the used market.

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  2. dmspen

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    uad?
     
  3. wingrider01

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    fixed, I hate auto correct, s/b USB
     
  4. DogLover

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    I know that the HDMI adapter allows it to charge and display HDMI out at the same time. I have not tested it doing both, but it is supposed to work. That's not USB, but show that it might be able to be made to work.
     
  5. Marlin Guy

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    What kind of device?
     
  6. wingrider01

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    Medical equipment and printers - for example an electronic blood pressure device, a EKG device, a thermal transfer label device to name a few. None of them will be required pull power form the device, just will be using the Ipad as a data gathering device that the app will be written to transmit to a server running a Oracle database. We currently us a HP Palm unit.
     
  7. Marlin Guy

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    If I'm reading this information correctly, Apple uses different pinouts for charging and for data. if that is the case, it may be possible to engineer and fabricate a custom connector that would do both simultaneously.

    You also may wnt to get in touch with this guy.
     
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  10. RasputinAXP

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    If it's running on Palm, then I really doubt what you're looking for is going to be available.
     
  11. wingrider01

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    what does it matter what IOS it runs on? We have developers that are more then competent enough to rewrite the applications under Apple's IOS, came here looking for additional input on the I/O capabilities and if anyone knew of a company that has a commercially available adapter that allows both USB and charging at the same time.
     
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    will take a closer look at it, need to have the ipad powered by the charger and USB port working at the same time, the website is a little vague on that
     
  14. The Merg

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    Just curious... Why does the iPad need to be charging when you are connected to the USB device? iPads have very good battery life. With your current setup, was there an issue with the devices running out of juice while working if they were not constantly being charged?

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    We have a mobile cart setup with a high capacity batteries on it to keep the Ipad, barcode printer and medical devices running, the carts are away from a power outlet for 12 to 14 hours at a time while they are being used.
     
  16. The Merg

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    Got it. But I assume the iPad is not being used for 12-14 hours straight. Couldn't it just be plugged in to charge in between uses? Or is it just the convenience of not having to unplug/plug the iPad back and forth between the charger and USB device between each use?

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  17. Laxguy

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    <Jumping in uninvited>

    I bet it's more that the staff using it will sometimes forget to charge it, or find switching cable to be a huge imposition, leading to a strike for more pay.... :nono2:
     
  18. wingrider01

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    The devices and cart are completely enclosed to prevent biohazardous material contamination, there is open area is where the barcode printer sits barcode label, the other equipment is all in the enclosure with methods of letting the techs access the devices.

    The carts are plugged in between uses, but there are times where the carts are in constant use every 20 minutes over a 12 / 18 hour period.

    Wish it was that simple. Besides pluging and unpluging the devices from the port on the ipad that often is bound to cause failure
     
  19. The Merg

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    Gotcha. Was asking more out of curiousity than anything else...

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