certain charging cables not working for the new iPad even though 10W charger is used

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by user2012, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. user2012 macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2012
    It seems certain third-party iOS USB cables have issue charging the 3rd generation iPad. I am actually using the factory 10 watt wall charger that came with the new iPad. I got two of these cables from this eBay seller:

    When I plug the cables in to the Ipad it says "not charging". The cables do work for a iPhone 4S and iPhone 3G, however.

    Another old third-party USB cable did work with the iPad, so it seems to be an issue with the cable.

    Can anyone recommend another eBay seller for cables that work for the new iPad?
  2. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Yea, I have had the same problem with a few different cables. The cables worked fine on the iPad 2 but not the 3. Even though it says "not charging" it still is but at a very very low rate. Also the longer the cable the less likely it is to work.

    I just got a 6' Monoprice cable which is much heavier then the normal cables and that seems to work, problem with that is the connector end is so thick (as is the whole cable) I'm afraid it will damage the charging jack when the cable is flexed.

  3. ninaco macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2012
    I bought the 6' RND brand cable from Amazon for $11. It's charging the new iPad just fine.
  4. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    US of A
    Looks good. Have you actually fully discharged the new iPad than charged it to see how long it would take? Curious to know the FULL charge time from 0 to 100% with that cable. I have a bunch of similar 6' cables and on the "3" that full charge time is where they all differ. Anywhere from 6 to 15 hours. They all were fine on the "2."
  5. joeybuckets macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2008

    Which one? Can you post the link?
  6. mzubb macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
  7. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    I went the cheap way on the cables before and had horrible luck. I bought a genuine one for like 8 bucks in box on eBay. Works great.
  8. oli356 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    I'm just using a USB 2 extension cable, works fine.
  9. Karmak macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010

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