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bio website kaeding.name
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I am a software developer living in Boston. When I'm not on the computer, I may be brewing beer.

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comment Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?
@Cawas That is an interesting link, but do you know for sure if a computer was never introduced into that setup? I was successful in charging my phone off of the usb hub as long as a computer was connected to the hub (the charging even continued after the computer was removed). Since most people probably have their USB hubs connected to computers, perhaps CNET left that detail out? Or, perhaps the Belkin hub mentioned there handles the voltage negotiation itself when a computer is not hooked up. If that is the case, then I suppose I need one!
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comment Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?
@Cawas, Ok, thanks for the clarification. I guess it isn't impossible, but, according to the USB spec, everything is working properly (by it not doing what I wanted). I suppose I could make some sort of usb terminator plug to short out the two pins described below, and connect that to my hub (where the computer would go) so the phone starts drawing power, but that seems significantly more complicated than just plugging the phone into my computer. :)
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comment Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?
@Cawas, I'm not really sure what you meant by that. I was hoping to be able to charge my phone by plugging it into a powered hub, that was plugged into the wall power (that is where I expected the juice to come from), but not plugged into a host computer. I now understand why that is not possible (see the accepted answer below).