charging ipad

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  1. foxnews1 macrumors 6502

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    from Cnet, it said that "The 10W USB power adapter, which lets you charge your iPad directly through an electrical outlet, has also been delayed until May"


    does it mean that without this adapter, we have to charge using PC/Mac? which can take longer since power through usb is much weaker.

    from apple site:

    In the box
    iPad
    Dock Connector to USB Cable
    10W USB Power Adapter



    what is the difference between this power adapter and the accessory adapter?
     
  2. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    I think that refers to buying an *extra* charger. I could be wrong.
     
  3. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I'd guess that there is no difference. They probably are using most of the adapters that are being produced right now to go in the boxes with the iPads. The delay is likely only on it being separately available.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    the 6 foot "extension cord" won't be in the box, thats extra and has been delayed till May for online orders, the power adapter will be in the box just like every iPhone.
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  5. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    is that 6ft extension cord the same one that comes with the macbooks?
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I posted some photos over the weekend on one of these threads, they seem to be the same extension cord.

    iPad Extension Cable
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    13' Unibody MacBook Extension Cable
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  7. foxnews1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    whatever in the box, how do you plug into the wall power outlet?
     
  8. cmaier macrumors G3

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    You plug a dock-to-usb wire into the wall brick, same as with an iphone.
     
  9. foxnews1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got a picture? I never own apple products
     
  10. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    The white box in the above pictures has prongs that fold out and you plug that into the wall.
     
  11. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Don't worry it will come with a wall charger just not an extension cable, instead you will use the usb sync cable provided to charge..
     
  12. foxnews1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what can you do with the Dock Connector to USB Cable when plugging into a pc?

    can you drop a file from a pc directly to iphone/ipad?
     
  13. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Well if you enable disk storage but you won't be able to see or use those files from the device, only files transferred via iTunes will be usable within the device.
    But basically charge and transfer files with iTunes.. Of course iTunes will be updated once the iPad comes out.
     
  14. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Will it will be this one this one in the box? Or the larger one that shipped with G1 iPhones like you're showing.
     
  17. goobot macrumors 603

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    first off grammar dude. second that is a mac one.
     
  18. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    I got the impression today while talking to an apple rep on the phone, was you get a wall charger with the iPad but it is 3ft long. The one they sell on line as an accessory, is 6 ft.

    Thats what I was told.

    I have to travel in april, and DO NOT want to bring my MBP to charge my iPad. That would suck, and would cancel my iPad purchase and just bring my MBP.
     
  19. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Every iPod and iPhone comes with a USB Cable, and their all 3 feet long, the iPad will come with that same USB Cable. the one they sell online is an extension (just like the MacBooks) and can extend your current cable from 3 feet to 9 feet (3ft + 6ft = 9ft).

    although not confirmed, it looks like it might be possible to use your current MacBooks extension cable with the iPad.
     
  20. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    I don't get this extension cord thingie.
    I don't own any other mac products.
    The one end plugs into an electrical outlet (Duh) but what does that other Wall-E looking other end supposed to plug into? :confused:
     
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    See that white box (USB to outlet adapter) in the middle of the cord? The top right as is has the outlet plug that flips down, that part can be separated from the adapter, allowing you to use the "wall-e" to connect to the adapter. The idea is to extend the cord by using the extension cord.
     
  22. cmaier macrumors G3

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    The brick. You remove the part where the prongs are (you can also plug international prongs into the brick so it's got a removable module). You plug the wire in its place.
     
  23. infectbda macrumors member

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    If you look closely at the power brick, you'll notice it has a line in it. This is where the prongs "pop off" and you can pop in the extension cable. It's actually a really nice, flexible design.
     
  24. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Ahhh
    Thank you!

    Genius idea! lol
    Thanks!
     
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