Fastest way to charge a 12.9?

kat.hayes

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Is there some faster charger available for purchase that will charge the 12.9 faster than the stock charger?

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kat.hayes

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Yes get the 29W charger from Apple. It will have a USB C connection. Get the Usb C to lightning cable. Voila.
Is this just the power supply used for the Macbook? Are there any quality 3rd party USB C to Lightning cables?

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bruinsrme

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Best Buy has the apple 29 w charger open box for for 37 free shipping.

Aukey released a charger with a 29w port and USB ports
http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Premium-Charger-PowerPort-Delivery/dp/B01D8C6ULO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

The key is you have to use the apple sub-c to lightning cable.
3rd party cables don't seem to do the rapid charge.
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Is this just the power supply used for the Macbook? Are there any quality 3rd party USB C to Lightning cables?

Thanks.
Third party cables don't seem to work
 

joshi3joshi

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Best Buy has the apple 29 w charger open box for for 37 free shipping.

Aukey released a charger with a 29w port and USB ports
http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Premium-Charger-PowerPort-Delivery/dp/B01D8C6ULO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

The key is you have to use the apple sub-c to lightning cable.
3rd party cables don't seem to do the rapid charge.
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Third party cables don't seem to work
I've got a 12.9 inch iPad and am about to pull the trigger on that Anker charger you linked. However, I just want to confirm with you and other members: will that Anker charger "quick charge" the iPad Pro 12.9" given I have the official USB-C to lightning cable from Apple? Just want to get confirmation before buying, since there's only 1 amazon review on it. Also, this seems like a way better deal than Apple's official 29w power brick ($49), where this is only $43.99 for a 29W charger AND 4 additional USB ports. Correct me if I'm wrong anybody?
 
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I've got a 12.9 inch iPad and am about to pull the trigger on that Anker charger you linked. However, I just want to confirm with you and other members: will that Anker charger "quick charge" the iPad Pro 12.9" given I have the official USB-C to lightning cable from Apple? Just want to get confirmation before buying, since there's only 1 amazon review on it. Also, this seems like a way better deal than Apple's official 29w power brick ($49), where this is only $43.99 for a 29W charger AND 4 additional USB ports. Correct me if I'm wrong anybody?
Just ordered it... Let's see....
 
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bruinsrme

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I've got a 12.9 inch iPad and am about to pull the trigger on that Anker charger you linked. However, I just want to confirm with you and other members: will that Anker charger "quick charge" the iPad Pro 12.9" given I have the official USB-C to lightning cable from Apple? Just want to get confirmation before buying, since there's only 1 amazon review on it. Also, this seems like a way better deal than Apple's official 29w power brick ($49), where this is only $43.99 for a 29W charger AND 4 additional USB ports. Correct me if I'm wrong anybody?
I will check tonight.
Work has been hectic and the charger has been sitting on my desk.
Check back around 8ET and I will have the answer.

I have had success rapidly charging ipad mini 4, 5s, 6, 6s, ipad air 2, and 12.9 with the 29W apple charger and official cable
 

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http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/are-there-any-external-batteries-that-can-benefit-from-the-29w-usb-c-ipad-charger.1968013/

But most likely the maximum charge rate is 15W, although that assumes the iPad Pro is able to charge with a 3A current.
I was thinking it would not work as most likely the iPP 12.9 is using the 14.5V/2A mode as the rMB charge adapter is only dual rated for 5.2V/2.4A & 14.5V/2A with no mention of 5V/3A on the label. Not willing to fork out $66 for the test... Then again if the rMB charge controller is intelligent enough to take advantage of the 5V/3A mode...
 

masotime

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I was thinking it would not work as most likely the iPP 12.9 is using the 14.5V/2A mode as the rMB charge adapter is only dual rated for 5.2V/2.4A & 14.5V/2A with no mention of 5V/3A on the label. Not willing to fork out $66 for the test... Then again if the rMB charge controller is intelligent enough to take advantage of the 5V/3A mode...
Yes this is a pretty good point. I should test it out myself - but this is also dependent on the cable characteristics. I keep around some of the "bad" USB-A to USB-C cables marked by Benson Leung from Google because these do not have the limiting resistor that prevents 3A charging. I'm not sure if this applies to the USB-C to Lightning cables.
 

alecgold

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Is this just the power supply used for the Macbook? Are there any quality 3rd party USB C to Lightning cables?

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Please don't go the 3rd party. I bought one and no, it doesn't work.
Then I read some article about a (great!) guy that tests all kind of cables and it was a 3rd party usb-c cable that fried is google-chrome-book. Seriously, don't go there and save $20 with the chance to fry your presious iPad Pro.
 
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joshi3joshi

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I will check tonight.
Work has been hectic and the charger has been sitting on my desk.
Check back around 8ET and I will have the answer.

I have had success rapidly charging ipad mini 4, 5s, 6, 6s, ipad air 2, and 12.9 with the 29W apple charger and official cable
Appreciate it, will be checking back to hear your report.
 

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Please don't go the 3rd party. I bought one and no, it doesn't work.
Then I read some article about a (great!) guy that tests all kind of cables and it was a 3rd party usb-c cable that fried is google-chrome-book. Seriously, don't go there and save $20 with the chance to fry your presious iPad Pro.
Yeah if it's the same guy, and likely is, he's a Google engineer and it's astounding some of the crap that's for sale power wise. That's why Amazon have now said they only intend to sell verifiably good cables from now on (though how they intend to police that I don't know.)

I've had a few Aukey multi port chargers in the past, and still do. I've always tested them with my power meter, along with any cables I get before I use them, just to be safe.

But I'm all Apple for fast charging the Pro, I've no adapters for testing USB-C yet so I'm staying official and safe.
 
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