9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2010 2:19 PM by Bob in Plano, TX
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I have two vehicles and in BOTH of them the ipad is totally useless when I hook it up to the stereo's USB port (in my jeep's brand new after market's kenwood stereo) as well as my wife's new (enuf) Acura MDX. It does work, however, with the aux in , but not with the designated ipod/mp3 input.

It is not a really big deal, but i just wonder why this is? (the ipad won't even charge which ***)

mac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Reply by Tamara on Aug 21, 2010 10:07 AM Helpful
The iPad is not an iPod. The USB connector probably does not have enough power to charge the iPad.
Reply by lllaass on Aug 21, 2010 10:09 AM Helpful
Presently the iPad's dock/USB connection is only for syncing to a computer and charging. It is not a general data/audio connection.

The car's USB port probably is not charing the iPad because it does not supply sufficient current to show that the iPad is charging when awake. The iPad supplied wall charger puts out 10 watts while most USB ports on computers put out only 1.2 amp.

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