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Windows 7: Charing USB needed ... ?

27 May 2013   #1
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 
Charing USB needed ... ?

Hello,

in simple terms,

my brothers pc, (Samsung all-in-one job) has USB ports on it, that allow you to charge devices, iPad's iPhone's whilst the pc is turned off?!
this must a thing of the norm to everyone else, but its something I would love to install on my pc !

obviously their is power running to the pc, I understand that, but still amazes me that it charges whilst the pc is in its 'off state' ...

so im guessing I need a usb pci card, but does anyone what type, sort etc ? any good makes out their that people have experience with ?

many thanks in advance

stuart


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27 May 2013   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Amazon, Tiger Direct, New Egg, etc., will have pretty much what you are looking for regardless of the manufacture.

I bought a "Serial Technologies Expander USB 3.0 (four slot) card from "New Egg." The cost of $35.00 is a little higher than most, albeit the thinking was to put in a good one instead of cheap. It supports USB 3 and USB 2. The only real problem is the slots are at the rear of the Computer (not a deal breaker).

Hope this helps. . .:)

Oh, one more thing, it needs to be able to hook up to a PCI-E 2 slot, and have an available power connection.
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28 May 2013   #3
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

hello,

thanx for your quick reply,

I have 3 available pci express slots at the rear of my pc, attached to the motherboard...

I searched amazon, uk site, and came across this, do you think it'll do the job maybe ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...A1ML5JQD0TUS0A

thanks again,

Stuart
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28 May 2013   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuartrozier View Post
hello,

thanx for your quick reply,

I have 3 available pci express slots at the rear of my pc, attached to the motherboard...

I searched amazon, uk site, and came across this, do you think it'll do the job maybe ?

TeckNet® USB 3.0 4 Ports PCI Express Interface USB 3.0 Expansion Card With 5V 4-Pin Power Connector for Desktops, 24 Month UK Warranty: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

thanks again,

Stuart
That should do the job without any problems. . .enjoy it and Good Luck. . .:)
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28 May 2013   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

USB charge mode can sometimes only be set in the bios, so not all motherboards support it, I would check first that this can be done before purchasing additional cards
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