Bought 10ft cable for the iPad/iPhone.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lidomkj, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. lidomkj macrumors regular

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  3. lidomkj thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had a $25 gift card to Apple. Nice cheaper alternative. I like how thick the Griffin cable is. Kids will have to work hard to damage this one. Already replaced 4 cables since they pulled on the cables and separated the cable cover from the connector.
     
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    Making them pay, with money or chores, for the replacement cables is a great way to teach them to be careful.
     
  6. lidomkj thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple replaces free when there is anything wrong with the cables. Trust me, they were scolded for doing it. I even made them ask for the replacement and say what happened. Has not happened in awhile thankfully.
     
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    After seeing this, I tried the same cord extension on my MacBook charger and it fit / worked with the iPad charger. Wish I thought of this before! Just slide out the 2 prong plug with the 3 prong adaptor. We have 2 iPads and several iPhones/touch. Now I have 2 extra long chargers when needed! Thanks for sharing this.
     
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    No, no, no, no. Monoprice people. You can't get any cheaper. I went with a USB extender also.
     
  9. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    You have to be careful with standard USB extenders; depending on the quality, they might use very thin gauge wire for the power wires and, because the iPad takes a higher charging current than the iPhone, that can easily result in a voltage drop at the 30 pin connector that is sufficient to stop the iPad fully charging (I know this from personal experience).

    You seem to have got an extender that is up for the job but, at 10 foot extension, you really did dodge a bullet on that one. I would be concerned that it is sufficiently borderline that other people with a very slightly different charge current and/or slightly worse resistance in the connectors might not have such good results even with the same Belkin part. Personally I'd go with the 16 gauge Griffin cable that started this thread.

    - Julian
     
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I found it best to just use a light duty ac extension cord and plug the charger into it and you can not worry about third party cords.
     
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    I have a couple of these and have been using Belkin brand for years. They are sold at very reasonable prices, yet the cables themselves are first class and very long lasting.
     
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    That's a good way to handle it.
     
  13. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    Monoprice no longer sells Apple cables, unfortunately.
     

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