9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2012 3:01 PM by jopalmsea
jopalmsea Level 1 (0 points)

What if when I connect the camera adaptor attachment and a message appears that there is not enough power? My iPad is fully charged and I was only downloading three pictures. ???

iPad 2 Wi-Fi
  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,141 points)

    What are you connecting it to ? If connecting to a camera then some cameras (e.g. Canon) have a menu setting to enable 'picture transfer protocol' (PTP / Pictbridge) and/or 'mass storage device' which you need to set. If trying to use a third-party card reader or a flash drive then a lot of them require more power than is supplied to the kit.

  • whatheck Level 5 (4,085 points)

    This might help ya out -> iPad: Using iPad Camera Connector with unsupported USB devices


    If you encounter an issue trying to connect a digital camera through an unsupported USB device, try the following steps:


    1. Disconnect the iPad Camera Connector from iPad.
    2. Disconnect any USB device connected to the iPad Camera Connector.
    3. Restart iPad.
    4. Reconnect the iPad Camera Connector and then connect your digital camera directly to the iPad Camera Connector.


    You may need to connect certain cameras, USB Audio, or MIDI devices to a powered USB hub for the iPad Camera Connector to detect them. Find more information on using the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

    Note: If you encounter an issue using a USB audio or MIDI device, contact the manufacturer to confirm that the device is compatible with the iPad Camera Connector.


    What type of camera do you have connected to the adapter?

  • jopalmsea Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using a Nikon COOLPIX P500


    I tried all the steps you recommend (I visited the help site, that is what they recommended.) It didn't help.

  • jopalmsea Level 1 (0 points)

    I am connecting a Nikon COOLPIX P500 camera. It worked with the SD card but not the camera. Weird if I have to use an exterior hub for power!

  • jopalmsea Level 1 (0 points)

    I find nothing in my settings for my Nikon COOLPIX P500 camera that talks about PTP settings.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,141 points)

    Is the camera on or off when you connect it to the iPad ?

  • whatheck Level 5 (4,085 points)

    Are you using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or some 3rd-party adapter?

    Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit -> http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/2768/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/MC531_GEO_US?wid=185&hei=185&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp

    3rd-party 3-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit -> Screen Shot 2012-07-11 at 1.45.12 PM.png

  • jopalmsea Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple. Bought it today at Best Buy. Just read something on line about apple cutting back it's power output or something. It sounds like this is the problem. Apple may not have made it so it can handle the camera. If that is the case, they definitely should have a BIG disclaimer on the package. Very dissapointing. What am I going to use the USB port for? Sounds like nothing since I already have a wireless keyboard. I was hoping to be able to connect the camera directly to the iPad through the kit as shown right on the package. But no. I think it is going back to the store. The card reader is ok but $29 is steep for that function alone.

  • jopalmsea Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried it on and off. Off nothing happened. On I got the message.