Charging Issue

Discussion in 'iPad' started by grabes, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. grabes macrumors newbie

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    Is everyone else having these horrible charging times like I am? I am using the 10W wall charger, and with the screen off I am adding 1-2% over a period of 10 minutes. I am starting to wonder if my unit is defective. With the unit in use, I see no capacity added while "charging."

    Could someone chime in on there charging over a period of time.
     
  2. ixodes macrumors 601

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    The higher capacity battery will take quite a bit longer to charge. That's normal. It's also normal to get warm.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The battery on the new iPad is almost twice as big as the iPad2's, so it will take longer to charge.
     
  4. grabes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So 12 hours to recharge the ipad is what you think is normal?
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Because the new iPad has a 42.5wH (11,666mAh) battery. The iPad 2 had a 25wH (6944mAh) battery.

    Charge time = forever.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    2% every 10 minutes is 8 hours to charge from dead. iPad 2 is roughly 4 hours. Double the battery size double the charge. Completely understandable.
     
  7. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    I've yet to charge this bad boy, but it would be nice to use it while it is charging. I am not saying either way, because I don't know for sure.
     
  8. overlyunderme macrumors regular

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    I can't get mine to charge from my laptop. Is this normal?
     
  9. Toby Ziegler macrumors regular

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    USB doesn't put out the necessary power to charge the iPad.
     

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