Yesterday, I used my new iPad until the battery was at 10%. I plugged it in at 12:30am and unplugged it at 8:00am and it was only at 87%! I was shocked! I was using my iPhone 4S wall charger and cable. Anyone else having issues with insanely long charging times?
- 03-21-2012, 11:28 AM #2
The first night, I was playing with it till 3 am, and it wen't down from 84% to 43%, never charged when I bought it. I plugged it in with the iPhone Wall Charger. I woke up and it was at 90%, so I was like huh! I read online, it is better to charge your iPad through the USB port from a computer. I charged it to 100% it was kinda hard to just leave it charging, I wanted to use it. Through out the whole day, I would say it went down to 60% percent, watched some TV shows before I went to bed. It went down to 30%. So went to bed and charged through the USB this time, and I woke up the next day, it was fully charged. I think I read on here, back when iMore was TiPb. Let me see, if I can find the link...
Okay, I guess it charges slowly on a USB port, I don't know man it charges pretty quickly on my iMac.
Hopefully, it helps out.
- 03-21-2012, 11:39 AM #3
iPhone wall charger is 5w use the charger that came in you iPad box it's 10w it will charge much faster and will charge your iPhone faster as well .. It going slow because it's getting half the power ( not designed this way )
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- 03-21-2012, 12:53 PM #5
The iPad's 10W makes a huge difference and will charge faster than connecting to an iMac. Still......I'm not too impressed with the charging time even with the 10W charger. It's impossible to put the iPad down during the day for a 3+ hour charge as we all know. Mine took a little over 3 hrs to charge it back up from 10%. I will also add that I prefer long charge times than poor battery life.
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- 03-23-2012, 05:22 AM #6
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- 03-23-2012, 02:55 PM #8
I've never used a iPhone charger on my iPad but I know if it's too low wattage the iPad with say not charging thou it will charge very slowly .. I how have ever used my iPad charger on my phone multiple times with no issue but I use my ihome most of the time now
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- 03-29-2012, 06:15 PM #12
You really need to use the iPad 2.1 amp charger. Otherwise it will go very slowly.
To put it in perspective, the new iPad battery has the capacity of a laptop battery. You wouldn't try to charge a laptop with a phone charger and expect rapid charging, right?
I just got a gaming laptop from HP with a dedicated graphics card. The laptop was provided with a higher performance charger because when playing a game it actually draws more current than the standard 15.6 laptop charger can provide.
You need to match the charger to both the battery capacity and the device if you want to meet your expectations.
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- 03-29-2012, 06:22 PM #13
I don't know how long mine takes to charge since I do it overnight as needed. I did time it for first hour. Went up 24%. The last 20% always takes longer so I will assume a 5 hour "ish" full charge time. Also, this was baes with iPad OEM 10W charger.
- 03-31-2012, 12:38 AM #14iPhone Newbie
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I found that the charging times are long as well. I'm using the charger that came with the iPad. However, I'm not using the cord, not sure if that's a problem.
I notice that when my iPad is connected to my keyboard (bluetooth), screen brightness maxed out and running on LTE, the battery DROPS even though it's plugged in.
To be honest, I'm a little disappointed =s unless it's my fault for over using it.
- 03-31-2012, 01:26 PM #15
The cord could definitely affect the charging. Without going into the physics, the length and thickness of the wires in the cables, along with how well everything is connected inside the cable itself, are very important.
This is more apparent while it is charging in the 0% - 90% range. Above 90%, the cable starts to be insignificant.
If your cable is long enough and the internal wires are very thin, and the cable has been put together sloppily at the factory, it might not even charge a drained battery if you're using the iPad at the same time regardless of which charger you use.
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- 04-02-2012, 08:22 AM #18
I'm happy that Apple went with the larger battery even if it means longer charging times.
I use a Belkin charger with my new iPad. 0% to 100% takes 5 hours, so I just charge it over night while I sleep. That way it's ready to go when I get up.
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- 04-04-2012, 10:24 PM #21iPhone Nanite
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Is there any way to tell the difference between the 5w and 10w chargers? I have so many of them lying around the house, I have no idea which ones came with iPhones, iPods, or iPads.
The thing I find weird is when I'm doing stuff on the iPad while it's charging, and the battery life is still decreasing. I assume it's because I'm draining the battery faster than it's charging, but I never noticed that happening before on either my iPhone or iPad 1.
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