Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 9:56 AM (in response to FIVEby5IVE)
It's very simple. An iPad requires 10w and that is what the charger is rated for that comes with the iPad. "MOST" PCs max power output on the USB is 5w. It has nothing to do with the cable or defective iPad. If you use the wall wart that comes with an iPhone you'll understand what I'm talking about. It will take twice as long to charge. Hope this helped.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 1:07 PM (in response to stevenfrom)
It says "Not charging" when in fact it is. It is a scam. Your devotion to the Apple religion is clouding your mind.
Believe whatever you wish. If you don't like Apple, don't buy its products.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to stedman1)
I must agree...I bought this tool to work free of plugs...the fact one needs a wall wort is ludicrous...had I known I would not have purchased...it probably short of a scam but is a serious shortfall...you konw the apple store won't take this back soooo...I feel betrayed and the comment saying "don't but Apple if you don't like them ...maybe you will refund my money?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 6:01 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)
I actually asked that very question when i was on the phone with apple care. I was told that to charge an ipad from a pc it must be connected to a high power usb port. They said some of the usb ports on a pc dont supply adequate power to charge the ipad.
Just passing along what i was told!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 3:40 AM (in response to michaelfromcoldwater)
.....and what they told you is not true. It will charge fine off any USB port. They are telling you this to sell you more expensive attachments.
How many millions of wall worts and other devices have they sold of this BS. Scam that the Apple religioners do not see.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 4:43 AM (in response to stevenfrom)
Ok then, believe whatever you want. I was just passing along what I was told. And they weren't trying to sell me anything!! If you're that skeptical why do u even buy an apple product? It may charge the ipad but i don't want to wait until my next birthday to use it again!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 7:19 AM (in response to tonefox)
So you can charge in more than one place. So you realize you don't need to charge when you are hooked to a computer or a Bose system or whatever device even when it says "Not charging" even tho it is charging. Don't let the Apple religion blind you. The best marketers in the world.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to stevenfrom)
What a load of Codswallop,
When you get an iPad, you are supplied a power plug to use in a wall electric outlet to charge, and even if you buy an extra long length cable and it's power plug it's no faster than the one that is supplied.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to mmcdonald2k)
I downloaded the asus ai charger for use on my Dell xp laptop. It does increase usb charging rate on my ipad. Previously it said not charging. Now it says charging.
However now when I try to shut down my computer it stays on the blue windows shutting down screen and I have to press the power button. I can't find any documentation on the asus ai charger program to tell me whether this is normal or if there is any way to configure the program.
Are other users having the same experience?
Is this normal and should I just press the power button to complete shotdown?
Is there any documentation available?
Is it possible to configure the program and control how shut down works?
I'd appreciate any help others can offer.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 1:16 PM (in response to tonefox)
I found that solution here as the only effective solution for solving ipad usb charging on pc issues. It is effective for charging but I can't find info on the issues above, tried goggling, looked all over vendor site, no luck. I'm hoping others users here who have experience with it can help.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to stevenfrom)
I don't want to get into the scam/not a scam argument, but Ican verify that when it says not charging, it is, in fact, charging. Plugged itin at 55% and when I unplugged it from the pc I was at 82% and all the while itread Not Charging.