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comment Is there a USB wall charger that “just works” with every device?
@iglvzx No. And that's why I want to find a wall charger that "works". Because charging via a computer or console annoyingly requires it to be on and not sleeping for the duration of the charge.
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comment Is there a USB wall charger that “just works” with every device?
I was not aware the iPad required 1100mA. Please consider it removed from my "normal" list. I tried the iPad again with the network router and noticed it says "Not Charging" in the corner, which I didn't double check before.
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comment Is there a USB wall charger that “just works” with every device?
I have added an addendum to address the amperage issue. Sorry, my references to 1.5A above were a misquote of afrazier's first comment. What I meant was 500mA (5x100mA increments). Regarding drivers, all these devices charge when connected to my network router. I'm 100% certain there are no PS3 controller drivers installed on my network router ;)
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comment Is there a USB wall charger that “just works” with every device?
Yes it seems like it. But it's not that they work better with a computer, they simply do not work at all from a wall charger. As you said some manufacturers require certain pins to be shorted in a certain way to charge. Wall chargers that are rated to work with certain devices (eg. the iSound given below works with iDevices) generally short these pins the same way the manufacturer does. Without it, they ignore the power. But they all work with an actual computer or other USB host. I need a charger then that pretends to be a computer :)