Charging speeds with the short 1m and the longer cable 2m.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ShaunAFC3, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. ShaunAFC3, Jul 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2016

    ShaunAFC3 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2016
    I have noticed a big difference on the charging speeds with my iPad Air 2 with the short 1M and the longer cable 2M with the power adapterl

    With the short charging cable 1m it only takes about just over 3 hours from 5% to full 100%.

    And with the longer charging cable 2m it takes over 4/5 hours to charge from 5% to full 100%.

    So why with the longer charging cable 2m takes longer to charge my iPad?? I think it should be the same with the short charging cable like only 3 hours. Is it because the 2m charging cable is longer so there before it takes longer to charge my iPad with the power adapter?? Is this normal?? o_Oo_O
  2. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    The longer cable increases the resistance thus the charging will be slower than using the short cable. Apple cables use a VERY small gauge wire for its charging cables. The internal leads inside the cable need to be twice as large in diameter to charge as quickly as the short cable.
  3. Marshall73, Jul 2, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016

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