Simultaneous Charging and Audio Connection: Your Ultimate Guide

Simultaneous Charging and Audio Connection: Your Ultimate Guide

By Fiona McKenzie  ·   ·  3 min read

Are you a fitness instructor who loves to plug your streaming device direction into your sound system for professional quality audio, but your phone runs out of battery and you can’t plug both in at the same time? The good news is, there are solutions to this problem that can make your life much easier. Let's explore two convenient options that cater to different device types.

Live streaming with a wireless charger

For users of iPhone 8 and newer models or many Android devices, wireless charging is a game-changer. With options like the MagSafe charger or Wireless Qi charger, you can conveniently charge your device without worrying about tangled cables. These wireless chargers attach magnetically to the back of your phone, leaving your lightning or USB-C port available for audio devices.

Here's a simple guide to using a wireless charger with your iPhone:

  • Place your iPhone on the MagSafe or Qi wireless charger.
  • Ensure it's properly aligned for charging.
  • Plug your audio source into your Lightning or USB-C port.
  • You're all set to enjoy your audio while your device charges wirelessly!

Live streaming with the Belkin 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar

If wireless charging isn't an option for you, don’t worry! The Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar comes to the rescue. This handy adaptor allows you to simultaneously plug in your charger and a 3.5mm stereo cable into your streaming device.

Here's how to use it effectively:

  • Connect the Belkin adaptor to your device's Lightning or USB-C port.
  • Plug in your phone charger and 3.5mm stereo cable into the Belkin adaptor.
  • If needed, use a TRS to TRRS adaptor between the Belkin adaptor and stereo cable for compatibility with your audio setup.

This solution is ideal for those with devices that don't support wireless charging, providing a seamless experience for both charging and audio connectivity.


Whether you prefer the convenience of wireless charging or the reliability of a wired connection, there's a solution available to meet your needs. By utilizing options like wireless chargers or adaptors such as the Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar, you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming with plugged-in audio while ensuring your device stays powered up.

Next time you find yourself needing to charge your device and plug in your audio source simultaneously, remember these solutions and simplify your experience. Embrace the convenience and versatility they offer, and never compromise on your streaming enjoyment again!