iPad Pro FAST CHARGING QUESTION!!! 10.5 and 12.9

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bbd1254, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. bbd1254 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2012
    Hello, I'm really interested in getting fast charging for my new 10.5 iPad Pro but I don't want to spend so much money on apples charger and cable.

    Are there any third-party chargers that will do the same thing on a cheaper budget? If so, which ones?

    Thanks a ton!
  2. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
  3. bbd1254 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2012
    Google Anchor what? I know that they have USB-C to lightning cables, but what about the Power supply?
    Would literally any 29 W power supply with USB-C work?
    Also, would it have to be exactly 29 W?
  4. shyam09, Jun 19, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017

    shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    I believe you get faster charging than the 12W charger, but it's still slower than Apples's chargers.

    (source Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/ipad/comme...ower_adapter_charge_the_new_ipad_pro/dj33to5/)

    There is a possible deal to be had for Apple's OEM stuff, but it takes a little work.

    But not sure what the difference would be, but here is a comparison of the charging times between the 29W and the 12W OEM chargers:


    EDIT: Another comparison made by a MR member.


    Looks like the best combo so far is Apple - Apple for true fast charging.
  5. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    I agree. Check this thread out for detailed analysis and test results:


    However, all said testing was done on a first generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. If the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models have different charging capabilities, I am not aware of that.
  6. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
  7. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
  8. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    I'm just basing my new 12.9" charging abilities/using boxed 12w brick, on my usage not any technical specs. In recent years I have been using an Air 2 and ipad pro 9.7 and have the same usage pattern going with my new 12.9. So I was getting 2 days usage between charging on those previous ipads and am getting 3 days with this new 12.9. It is also having no problem charging while I am using it and charges very fast when plugged in, no usage, when compared to previous ipads. I had considered ordering the 29w brick with my ipp and glad now I didnt.
  9. Lucifer666, Jun 20, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017

    Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    FWIW, using the Apple brand 29W with the Apple USB-C/lightning cable charges the initially rather hard to charge 12.9 very fast, so fast it's actually surprising, after using the almost worthless 12w.

    It's almost like the 29W is essential, but unfortunately jacks the price up of the investment considerably, which is certainly the reason it's not included.

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