10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2012 6:50 PM by Kim Hill1 Branched to a new discussion.
Jnabors Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Anyone know of a quality, 5 to 10 feet, extension cord for the iPad 2?  I've tried USB extenders, and extenders for iPods and iPhones.  Anyone know of a source for something like this, or do I have to make make my own?  :)

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3, I'm a good guy?
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,305 points)

    So what happened when you used a 10 foot USB extension cable? Did it not work? Is this for using with your computer to sync or using with your power adapter to charge it?

  • Jnabors Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just to run from the Apple iPad plug to the iPad, charging it while accesing the internet.  Im not trying to dock anything to my PC, just want a longer cable like the one they sent with it really. 


    Using the ten foot USB extension


    POWER BY               DEVICE          DETECTED       CHARGING

    wall                          iPhone/iPod          yes                   yes    

    wall                              iPad                  no                     no

    PC USB                   iPhone/iPod           yes                   yes 

    PC UBB                        iPad                 yes                    no






  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,305 points)

    Use an electric extension cord.

  • Jnabors Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's what i'm currently doing.  Was hoping for something a little less bulky, this will be used for businesses and that doesn't look very professional, for house use it's fine..

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,305 points)

    Do an internet search and see if you can find a sleeker white extension cord.

  • Jnabors Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This was my first stop.

  • Bob Howard Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I was using a USB extension cord with my original iPad and never had a problem. When I got my iPad2 I kept using the cord but had a fatal crash that cost me a lot of unbacked-up documents. I read on a post that USB is too limited to use a longer cord, and it can cause a bad sync. I had to restore the iOS. I don't think I'll use an extension again when I sync.

  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)

    The Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter, sold as an accessory in the Apple Store and by other vendors, has a 6-foot long cord from the power pack to the wall plug in, as well as the standard USB cable. I use this power cord at home and keep the supplied one in my travel bag. It's a heavy duty cord and will give you an extra 6 feet of reach, without using an extension cord.


    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPad-10W-Power-Adapter/dp/B003HDSCYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U TF8&qid=1312234432&sr=8-1

  • Alekai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the Griffin dock extension cable for my iPad 1. It's 10' long and worked well up to a few days ago (bought it in January). I only use it for charging. The short cable that came with my iPad don't even reach from the couch to the outlet.


    It still seems to be charging but my iPad says "accessory not supported for charging". I bought it at the local Apple store and it was marked as OK for iPad but obviously my iPad doesn't think so. I  sure don't think I would use it for synch.


    Anyone else have this problem?

  • Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    There's a bunch of extension iPad/iPhone USB cables:




    Build quality may be an issue with cheaper 3rd-party cables, though.