8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 7:29 PM by Skydiver119
M-Virginia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I inserted the iPad camera connection kit into my iPad with my memory stick reader and 8 gig card I get the message that the USB device requires too much power. What can I do to minimize the power if that is possible.

Thank you for any help you can offer.


iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,245 points)

    It's problamatic at best reading off USB sticks or using the USB part of the CCK.  A 2011 OS update reduced the amount of power put out to the 30 pin port and made a lot of USB devices not work well.

     

    some have reported success using powered USB hubs, or you may try hooking the iPad directly up to your camera instead of the card reader. Usually the camera's battery will overcome that 'requires too much power' issue.

  • 2. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,805 points)

    I have 3 USB flash drives. Only the oldest and smallest capacity gets the power msg. None of my SDHC photo cards get the msg. Suggest you get a new drive.

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • 3. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,245 points)

    But if the OP has a memory stick, then they may have a Sony camera, which doesn't take SD cards. All depends on what memory stick refers to....another name for a USB flash memory key, or the branded Memory Stick.

     

    (That's how I interpreted it, that they have a sony camera) I could certainly be wrong though

  • 4. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    M-Virginia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi skydiver119,

    Thanks so much for your assistance. I do have a Sony camera which takes a memory stick produo. I have misplaced the cable that connects the camera to a computer. I guess I will need to purchase either a new Sony cable or a powered USB hub. Since my camera is about 5 years old the powered USB hub might be the best idea. I was way off track when I thought my pictures might have had too high a resolution.

    Thank you again for your help which I think will solve my problem

  • 5. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,245 points)

    Good luck fixing it. I know I'd be hard pressed to find the cables to my cameras. I've always just removed the memory cards and pulled photos off that way  (using the cable usually did little more than killing hte battery on my camera) Fortunately for me my current camera is a SD card camera so I have it easy there.

  • 6. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Your best bet would be to try connecting the camera directly to the iPad using a USB cable and the USB adaptor from the Camera Connection Kit without the powered hub.  Like Skydiver said, don't forget to turn the camera on in order to have sufficient power.

     

    You might consider getting a new camera that takes SD cards.  Sony's proprietary memory card format doesn't work well with just about any other device, and you certainly cannot insert it into the SD card slot of the CCK.  Plus, the imaging technology today is much improved from 5 years ago.  Your life will be a lot easier with a newer camera.

  • 7. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    M-Virginia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for your suggestions. I have been trying to find a Sony camera cable to purchase as well as a powered hub and have had no luck with either. At the moment we are travelling around in Georgia and mainly passing through small towns.

    I am happy with my camera and don't want to think of the expense of a new one yet but that might be the ultimate route I will need to take.

    Thank you again.

    Virginia

  • 8. Re: Can you help me use the iPad camera connection kit?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,245 points)

    I haven't owned a sony in a long time, but if you pass by a radio shack give them a try. I'm not sure if the port out of your camera is propriatary or if it's a common plug. You might have some luck.