All iPads Why is it so hard to find good sync/charge cables for the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Reason077, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
    I've been looking for a standard 30-pin charge/sync cable that is a bit longer than the ones Apple provides (between 1.5m and 2m would be perfect).

    I've already purchased several of these on eBay and all of them are either:

    a) very crappy quality (ie: connectors are a "snap together" design that falls apart within a few weeks of use), or

    b) are not actually capable of charging an iPad from a wall charger as they don't provide enough current.

    Looking are reviews on Amazon it looks like many of the cables sold there suffer from these same problems.

    Can anyone recommend a good quality 30-pin cable supplier in the UK? Must be capable of *charging* an iPad 2/3 from a 10w wall charger!
  2. macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2010
    Just get a USB extension cord and use the existing quality Apple cable.
  3. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Some USB extension cables don't work with the ipad 3 & maybe 4

    I had to get a long 30 pin cable for my ipad 3 ,search amazon & read the newest reviews

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