Charging new iPad with 3rd party 6' cord?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SmittS, May 14, 2012.

  1. SmittS macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Hi all. I thought I was having an iPad charging problem when I was charging my new iPad overnight with the 10W charger and a 6' long third party cord I got off...I can't remember. Maybe Ebay? Anyways, overnight it would max out at 90ish% and display "not charging" everytime I went to charge. I finally realized it was the 6' cord was plugged up so I swapped it with an OEM cord and wallah, it charged to 100%. Any idea what would cause this longer cord to prevent full charging. It charges my iPhone 4S and worked on my iPad 2.
  2. stothebear macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
    ipad 3 need allot of pwoer. even more than the ipad 2. longer third party cords very often have a power loss in the cable due to its length and sometimes buildquality. its not enough to not preform on an iphone but will knock the ipad3 over. as far as i know its not dangerous tough. only annoying.

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