charging the 1st gen pencil

Scarpad

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Just ordered the new mini 5, i don't want to charge thru the device what are the other option, does it come with a connector to allow it to plug into a charging cable ?
 

sracer

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Just ordered the new mini 5, i don't want to charge thru the device what are the other option, does it come with a connector to allow it to plug into a charging cable ?
Yes, there's a little adapter with female ends on both ends. Charging the Pencil via the port on the iPad is very, very fast... a few minutes and it is fully charged. The battery lasts so long and charges so quickly that in the 3 years that I've owned the Pencil, I've never used the adapter.
 
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dwig

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As sracer said, there are little adapters with two female Lightning jacks to allow the Gen1 Pencil to be charged from a Lightning cable.

I've also seen a "charging stand" offered that was a short aluminum cylinder with a female Lightning jack and a recess to hold the cap. The pencil would stand vertically when charging and you had a place to put the cap so you'd be less likely to loose it during the charge. I don't know if this had it's own USB cable or whether it relied on being connected to a Lightning cable.
 

RevTEG

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Yes, there's a little adapter with female ends on both ends. Charging the Pencil via the port on the iPad is very, very fast... a few minutes and it is fully charged. The battery lasts so long and charges so quickly that in the 3 years that I've owned the Pencil, I've never used the adapter.
This. Even though it looks awkward, charging the pencil through the iPads lighting port is fast. I never used or even carried the adapter with me.
 
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