Apple Pencil Fast Charge

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by giangnguyen1208, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. giangnguyen1208 macrumors newbie

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    So I received the Apple Pencil a couple of days ago. I noticed that charging the Pencil with iPad lightning port is much faster than charging it with the adapter. I am curious on why is it possible? Intuitively, shouldn't be charging with the adapter faster than with the iPad? Maybe there is a preprogrammed mechanism in the iPad software that makes it pumping out more electricity through the lightning port when a Pencil is connected?

    I feel very amused with this, so I hope someone can enlighten me on how pencil fast charge is possible. Thank you!
     
  2. Precursor macrumors 6502

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  3. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking forward to an explanation. I have a 9.7 and I've noticed there's a dramatic difference. I still use the adaptor sometimes when it's more convenient.
     
  4. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Charges extremely fast on my 12.9" iPP
    There might be a difference in 9.7 and 12.9 lightning ports
     
  5. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    iPad pro 9.7 port is usb 2.0 iPad pro 12.9 port is usb 3.0 with quick charge technology.
     
  6. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Both the 12.9" and 9.7" iPad Pros will charge the Pencil quickly. You can also charge it with the Lightning port on your iPhone, but it charges more slowly.

    Charging the Pencil with the adapter and a USB cable does not allow for fast charging.

    (This is implicitly explained on the Apple support site.)
     

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