iPad Best "Emergency Battery" iPad 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Random987, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Random987 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for the best (and smallest) battery back to enable my iPad 4 to limp for a few more hours at the end of the day. My iPad tends to run out after about 4-5 hours of usage on the road. I just need something to bridge the gap until bedtime when I can fully recharge.

    I was looking at the Anker 5600, but wanted some other options as well.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kristalsoldier macrumors regular

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    Your iPad runs out of juice in 4 hours? Why? How?
     
  3. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like your iPad is very close to the 50% charge capacity, and Apple is supposed to replace them at that point. It has to be less than one year old, so look at the included warranty.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/replacements.html
     
  4. LightOnAHill macrumors regular

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    Mophie makes a battery that charges at 2.1 amps, and I use it for my ipad and it works great. I got the red one cause its sexy.
     
  5. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    go to amazon and search for New Trent......http://www.amazon.com/New-Trent-iGe...UTF8&qid=1376771162&sr=8-8&keywords=new+trent
     
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    Mophie has some nice batteries for your iPad. Check them out.
     
  8. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Agreed with these two. There's something seriously wrong with your iPad's battery if it lasts only 4-5 hours.
     
  11. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure ? I use my sister iPad 4 a couple of times and the longest I seen it run was 5 hours and 30 minutes with full brightness
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There's no need to run it at full brightness, half or below is plenty bright enough.

    Seriously, try it at half brightness and it'll last ten hours.
     
  13. kristalsoldier macrumors regular

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    I second this. My iPad 4 - about 4 days old - lasts 10+ hours with about 1/4th brightness. Brightness of full is too bright (for me at least).
     
  14. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    So what's the highest battery that's still portable? I see anker and others in this thread. What can I put in my pocket but still have a high capacity?
     
  15. LightOnAHill macrumors regular

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    I run my mini at full brightness and get 7+ hours...
     
  16. Random987 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I exaggerated a bit on the battery life. It probably gets 7-8 hours or so, but it always peters out just at the end of the day (unfortunately, I'm up at 5:30, so it gets an early start). I bought the Anker® Astro3E 10000mAh, so we will see if that works for me....thanks for the responses
     

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