Fast charging?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Thaddeuz, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Thaddeuz macrumors member

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    How long does it normally take to fully charge a Ipad Pro from 0% ?
    I am going to buy the 10,5 and im curious.

    And are there ways to let it charge faster?
    I heard I need to get USB-C stuff but what do I need and whats the difference? And will it damage the Ipad?

    Thank u!
     
  2. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    Faster charging needs a power adapter that can deliver voltage above the 5v of the standard charger.

    Rather than develop a new charger, the macbook and MacBook Pro chargers are used as they’re already designed for higher voltages.

    So you need the power adapter and then a USB-C to lightning cable.

    It won’t damage your iPad as it’s been designed to work with the faster charging solution.

    (I’ve bought a 10.5 iPad but I’ve a 12” MacBook so I’m familiar with the USB-C stuff)
     
  3. Thaddeuz thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you link me the things I need to buy to be able to fast charge a new ipad?
    The Apple store has sooooo many cables dongels etc that i get confused lol
     
  4. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2015 mbp. I dont think it has usbc. Can I use its power plug to charge the 12.9" ipp 2 I am ordering?
     
  5. profets macrumors 68040

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    You’ll need the lightning to USB-C cable (1m and 2m are available):

    USB-C to Lightning Cable (1 m) - Apple

    And the USB-C charging brick (29W):

    Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter - Apple

    For the MacBook Pro, 2016 and forward includes a USB-C charging block.
     
  6. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! So I'll be all set to charge my new 12.9" ipp with my mbp brick, I guess. I'll be nervous I'll damage the ipp before I try it.
     
  7. Thaddeuz thread starter macrumors member

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  9. profets macrumors 68040

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    It's fully supported, I wouldn't worry at all.

    Lol umm thanks, but I'm just relaying info from other members. @masotime spent a lot of time researching and explaining this in the other thread.

    I'm sure there are. I think you just need to be careful with the specs, quality and reviews.
     
  10. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    If your MacBook Pro is from 2015 that’ll use Standard USB so you’ll need the one that is linked to in the post above.

    In terms of secondary market devices, look at brands like Anker.

    I’ve a charger with 4 standard USB ports and 1 USB C ports. I’m expecting that to work. (I just need the usb-c lightning cable.
     

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