3rd Gen iPad charging, wall socket vs USB 3.0

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MrDOHC, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. MrDOHC macrumors newbie

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    Woo, first thread :p

    i am picking up my first iPad tomorrow night, and i have recently gotten a motherboard with USB 3.0 on it. Has anyone charged one via USB 3.0 and timed it so far? i know my iP4s charges much quicker, but this is a different kettle o fish.

    Thanks

    Phil
     
  2. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

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    Ipad says not charging connected USB 3, it could be trickle charging but it is definitely not going be faster than wall charging.

    My new iPad took over 6 hours to charge from 0 to 100% on wall charging by the way.
     
  3. MrDOHC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was more wondering cause my wife will be using a laptop next to me and i was wondering if i happen to be running low, can i keep running it while plugged into the lappy
     
  4. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    Just curiously if you consider that good or bad?

    To me it's not bad.I'll re-charge the iPad while I sleep.

    Mike
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    If you charge your new iPad 3 while you sleep you will not need to use the wife's "lappy". The battery lasts a long time and should last you a good day of use and THEN some.
     

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