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  • 315. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    G0NUTS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you're using the standard cable that comes with your iPad, you should have no problem with charging. If you you intend to use a longer cable to give you more freedom with your iPad, you need a heavier gauge cable to maintain the voltage flowing through the cable over the longer distance, otherwise your iPad will not build charge whilst in use! Simple!!

  • 316. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Bellatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Will you guys please read my post on the previous page?  I provided you a link to a $9 Monoprice charger which will keep it fully charged.  This will solve your problem.  Apple's USB cable and adapter won't.

  • 317. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    wade0955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to admit I haven't read all 22 pages of this thread. Shame on me.

    I suppose it's worth a try to purchase a $9 adapter. I'm in this for over $900 so far, so why not? I guess I'd be out of line for suggesting that this is something apple should have caught?

  • 318. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Usmaak Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    wade0955 wrote:

     

    I have to admit I haven't read all 22 pages of this thread. Shame on me.

    I suppose it's worth a try to purchase a $9 adapter. I'm in this for over $900 so far, so why not? I guess I'd be out of line for suggesting that this is something apple should have caught?

    In what way is this charger better than what comes with the iPad?

  • 319. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    wade0955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm guessing that it has a higher current output, but without the specs, I can't say for sure. Perhaps Bellatone can answer this?

    Going back to some of the other comments, this is not an isolated case. We have 5 iPads in our house, 2 originals, and 3 of the new ones. The originals are fine and all 3 of the new ones possess the same problem as mine. I've tried turning off location services, any extra apps I'm not using, I've tried turning down the brightness, etc. While all of these things seem to have some effect on the discharge rate, the problems persist. I guess what really bugs me is the fact that the charger can't even keep up to normal use! ? I consider myself a power user of the iPad. Although I only have 30 extra apps installed, I use them all. Since I purchased my first iPad I've not touched my MacBook Pro. I love the whole concept of the iPad and congratulate Apple for, once again, redefining what can be. That said, the thing needs to work. Like I said in my first post, this is a lot of money for something that doesn't work properly. I have faith that Apple will come up with a solution that doesn't have people running out to buy new chargers. That's it, I'm done.

  • 320. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Bellatone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, it doesn't as far as I know.  Why don't you just go look on Monoprice's website and see for yourself?  What it has is a hard-wired 30-pin dock cable, vs. Apple's adapter + USB cable combo.  Monoprice's works.  Apple's doesn't.  Not sure why either of them work to be honest, since they both put out less power than the iPad uses at a given time.

  • 321. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    wade0955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I checked Monoprice's website. Unless I'm missing something, they list no hardwired solution. Just a 2.1A USB type. I'm hesitant to order this as it sounds like something different than what you recommended.

  • 322. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    foxyshadis Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Any USB 10W (2.1A) charger would work for you, including a replacement Apple charger. It sounds like your original Apple charger is broken or burnt out and won't do more than 1A or maybe anything at all. The unreliability and heat problems of the iPad chargers is a real problem, but claiming that they don't work for anyone flies in the face of reality.

     

    The ignorance in this thread is astounding; despite multiple people posting WHY the iPad takes so long to charge (the battery size has outstripped the USB specs' ability to charge it, and 12V or 24V chargers aren't available yet) and WHY it slows to a crawl as it nears and passes 100% (all battery chargers do, it's called trickle charging to prevent overheating and prematurely killing the battery). They've even posted Apple's rationale for why the battery level actually goes to 110% but only shows 100%.

     

    Yet people here are still trying to claim silly things like 100% means 100% because their charger is cooled off (duh, by then it's barely taking .1 amp, of course it's cool now) or that the excess heat travels up a narrow cable (you fail basic physics, a hot room is much worse).

     

    Apple should never have removed Firewire from the dock connector; the 12V rail could have halved charge times, at least up to the 80% trickle-charge threshold, without nearly as many overheating problems that plague 5V chargers.

     

    Sorry for ranting.

  • 323. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    wade0955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ? None of anything you just posted has anything, even closely, resembling my issue. Perhaps you didn't read my post? I have 3 current generation iPads in the house! All three are doing exactly the same thing and have been since new. No where did I say that everyone else is having the same problem. No problem though. If you want to have a rant, have a rant. Maybe it fees good, wh know? Doesn't help me though! Thanks to those people who've suggested some things that are helpful, that's why I tried this forum. It's my first time using a forum and everything I've heard about them has, unfortunately, proven to be true. I came on here to see if anyone else has experienced the same issues, and I I find out that many, not all, have. A few of you have been decent and kind, and a few, while offering suggestions, have been very rude in the process. People! Be kind to each other! This isn't war! If you got beat up in the school yard don't take it out on innocent people, get therapy!

  • 324. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Prophloe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've seen that with my iPhone 4S. I turn it off and turn it back on and the issue is gone. It seems the software gets a slight glitch when it comes to reading the battery percentage if it's running too long without restarting. It's only happened a couple times running iOS 5.1.1 and since iOS 6 it hasn't happened at all with the 4S. I'm now using an iPhone 5.

  • 325. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Prophloe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try the Griffin power block for iPad. It pushes 2amps instead of 1amp like the apple provided charger for the iPad or.5 amp like the apple provided charger for the iPhone. So 4x more power than the iPhone charger an 2x more power than the standard iPad charger. Definitely charges faster, works for me.

  • 326. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    wade0955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm going straight out to purchase one tomorrow. Thanks!

  • 327. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    The Apple iPad charger is 2.1 amps.

  • 328. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Usmaak Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    deggie wrote:

     

    The Apple iPad charger is 2.1 amps.

    Thanks!!  I was able to cancel the Griffin charger that I ordered from Amazon before they shipped it.

  • 329. Re: iPad 3 charging issues
    Prophloe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I actually see that but it doesn't change the fact that my iPad 3 charges way faster with the Griffin charger than with the provided Apple charger.  SMH