I thought the RX charged up the phone/tablet?

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I was out tonight testing IOC in
My usual field. I was under the impression that the transmitter would charge up the phone/tablet. Made the charge up noise, but I got the message 'battery under 10%' and it died soon after that.

No big issue as it was only a few feet away and I could bring it in safely, but if the Tx was charging it, there wouldn't be an issue.

Tonight I was using my iPhone 6 instead of the usual iPad as it was just testing.

Btw, IOC works fine. Exactly the same as the P2s.
 
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My iPad will not charge from any USB port. Desktop, laptop etc. It has to be plugged into the charger. I believe the noise you heard is it recognizing the USB connection in general. Also, my iPad will say "not charging" when connected to a USB port other than the charger. I believe the iPad requires a certain amount of current to start the charging process that it not commonly available on computers etc. I take an external USB battery operated charger with me in the field which will charge the iPad/phone etc.

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I haven't tried it on the P3 yet, although used it more than a few times with the P2. Probably should try it out.
 
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My iPad will not charge from any USB port. Desktop, laptop etc. It has to be plugged into the charger. I believe the noise you heard is it recognizing the USB connection in general. Also, my iPad will say "not charging" when connected to a USB port other than the charger. I believe the iPad requires a certain amount of current to start the charging process that it not commonly available on computers etc. I take an external USB battery operated charger with me in the field which will charge the iPad/phone etc.

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That's strange about your iPad. I charge my 3rd gen and Mini 3 using USB on the MacBook as well as a Belkin surge protector.
 
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My iPad will not charge from any USB port. Desktop, laptop etc. It has to be plugged into the charger. I believe the noise you heard is it recognizing the USB connection in general. Also, my iPad will say "not charging" when connected to a USB port other than the charger. I believe the iPad requires a certain amount of current to start the charging process that it not commonly available on computers etc. I take an external USB battery operated charger with me in the field which will charge the iPad/phone etc.

Geo
It can be a bit misleading, my iPad will say "not charging" when it's connected to a regular (rather than high power) USB port but it does actually charge albeit quite slowly.
 
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My iPad will not charge from any USB port. Desktop, laptop etc. It has to be plugged into the charger. I believe the noise you heard is it recognizing the USB connection in general. Also, my iPad will say "not charging" when connected to a USB port other than the charger. I believe the iPad requires a certain amount of current to start the charging process that it not commonly available on computers etc. I take an external USB battery operated charger with me in the field which will charge the iPad/phone etc.

Geo
Problem with that is that the port on the iPad/iPhone is that it's plugged in to the Tx. I also had a juicer that I often used with my P2 for the phone.
 
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I think the TX is only rated at 0.5 or 0.7 amps (1 at max) = nokia phones. The newer devices need minimum 2.1 amp chargers to if you want to charge and use at the same time.
 

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