Fastest way to charge a 12.9?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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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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  2. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Have you been living under a rock? :p
     
  4. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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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  5. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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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...&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
     
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  7. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    No, only the 12.9" supports fast charging.
     
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    Does that make it fly?

    :)
     
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    Anker
     
  14. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    By your sense of humour sounds like you're a fan
     
  15. joshi3joshi macrumors regular

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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?
     
  16. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Just ordered it... Let's see....
     
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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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
     
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  19. magbarn macrumors 68000

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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...
     
  20. masotime macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  21. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  22. joshi3joshi macrumors regular

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    Appreciate it, will be checking back to hear your report.
     
  23. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    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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