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Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to marhyl)
Which charger are you using? The larger charger that came with the iPad?
Or the smaller one from the phone?
The Phone charger is to weak to correctly charge the iPad, you should be using the larger one with the iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2013 1:04 AM (in response to Phil0124)
Thanks for your reply. I am using the charger that came with iPad to no avail. However I have a docking station for iPhone/iPad and it is now charging no problem so am relieved that its not the iPad. The charger works perfectly with the iPhone so its a mystery
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2013 6:10 AM (in response to marhyl)
The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W or 12W (5W on Mini) USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter (5W). When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (2.5W, most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge very slowly (but iPad indicates not charging). Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.
Apple recommends that once a month you let the iPad fully discharge & then recharge to 100%.
How to Calibrate Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad Battery
At this link http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/galaxy-tab-android-tablet,3014-11.html , tests show that the iPad 2 battery (25 watt-hours) will charge to 90% in 3 hours 1 minute. It will charge to 100% in 4 hours 2 minutes. The new iPad has a larger capacity battery (42 watt-hours), so using the 10W charger will obviously take longer. If you are using your iPad while charging, it will take even longer. It's best to turn your new iPad OFF and charge over night. Also look at The iPad's charging challenge explained http://www.macworld.com/article/1150356/ipadcharging.html
Also, if you have a 3rd generation iPad, look at
Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About
Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level
New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2
Apple Batteries - iPad http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
iPhone: Hardware troubleshooting (Power/Battery section also applies to iPad)
Extend iPad Battery Life (Look at pjl123 comment)
New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use
iPad: Charging the battery
Best Practices for iPad Battery Charging
Tips About Charging for New iPad 3
How to Save and Prolong the battery life of your new ipad
Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips
iPhone, iPod, Using the iPad Charger
Install and use Battery Doctor HD
To Extend a Device’s Battery Life, Get to Know It Better
iPad Battery Replacement
In rare instances when using the Camera Connection Kit, you may notice that iPad does not charge after using the Camera Connection Kit. Disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad from the charger will resolve this issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2013 6:56 AM (in response to marhyl)
The charger may not be providing enough power to the iPAd to charge. The iPhone needing less power to charge than an iPad charges fine.
Try changing wall sockets. If that doesn't fix it, you may want to try a different charger if you can get one just to be sure.
iPad Charger (12w)
It can be used with any device, including iPhones and iPods.
iPhone and iPad Mini Charger (5w)
This one will not correctly charge a large iPad. It will however charge iPhones, iPods, and iPad Minis.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to Phil0124)
Thanks Tom and Phil. Will take all your helpful comments on board. iPad now charged via docking device
The charger that I got with the ipad must be faulty in some way. Thanks again