How hot is normal for iPad charger

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by wackymacky, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Had my iPad for only 3 days.

    First time I charged it no issues.

    After using it a lot for a day and a half battery down to 40% so though i better charge it up over night.

    This morning when I went to unplug it I noticed the charger was pretty hot. Not too hot to touch, but far hotter that my iPhone charger ever gets. (as warm as a warmed plate in a restaurant.).

    Is this normal or is my charger stuffed?

    (yes, I made sure it was my iPad not my iPhone charger I used.)
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2010
    Mine gets quite warm, I guess. But (obviously) only when pushing a lot of juice; as soon as 100% is near, it cools to ambient.
    Yes, it's warmer than the iPod and iPhone versions, but the iPad is noted to require a greater current for charging, and the charger itself has twice the rated output of the others. A little more heat is expected.
    Warm (not hot) plate seems a good analogy.
  3. macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2007
    I have noticed mine getting hot and then cooling off when it gets close to 100% as was said in a previos post. Whenever it was hot, I unplugged the USB cord from the brick and the metal part was almost too hot to touch. I have mine plugged into an extension cord so I didn't know if that may have caused it. I haven't tested it without the extension cord.

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