Turning one USB port to two ports Answered
(If this is in the wrong forum, please excuse me and let me know where I could put this.)
I'm in the process of getting my electronics together for doing bikepacking and could use a hint or two on how to resolve this. Looks like I'm going to have a number of USB powered items that I will be rolling with. I'm wanting to roll with a small solar panel too to help keep things powered up. What I have is;
- Nexus 7 pad
- Phone (not sure yet what that will be)
- Cygolite (360 lumens)
- Cygolite Hotshot
- Various batteries, Goalzero Switch, and two of these sticks
- There maybe other items I either would need in the future or I've yet to list. So one or two other units for the future.
What I'm hoping I'll be able to do is roll with charging these pieces either with my solar panel, or when I stop at either a campgrounds or stop at a eating establishment. When I do stop at a eating establishment, I'm hoping I could get things charged up as quick as possible. So I don't want to waste time on a low powered USB port when my item would have taken a high powered USB port. I assume that would a port that is 5W at 2amps, yes?
So what I was thinking was, I know the AC adapter for the Nexus 7 has a nice high powered USB port. So that would be one port. I'm thinking of buying another cause they are pretty lite and compact. So I would have two nice ports from AC. (Now comes the more clueless part of me!) So if I'm using some kind of splitter and splitting these two ports, it would seem that the amps get split in half........right? Is there a way to avoid this and get something small and compact that would offer me 4 high-powered ports?
Also it looks like the best way to go when I'm on the road is charge up the batteries listed above with the solar panel. Then harvest what ever I can by the end of the night.
Thanks for reading this and I'm open to any and all comments. If there's someone blogging about this that knows alot more than I do, please do share!