How long does it take to charge 1st gen iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Andronicus, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Andronicus macrumors 6502a

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    Hey people could use your help. I did a test today and the results are less than impressive. My 1st gen iPad was completely dead so I decided to see how long it took to charge it fully. I didn't get to charge it to 100%, but I charged it for 5 1/2 hours (with the charger that was included) and it only got up to 82% charge.

    How long does it take to charge your 1st gen iPad?
    If I replace the battery will it improve the charging time?

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  2. irDigital0l Guest

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    usually 1-2 hours to get it from like around 20% to 100%

    Then I get to use it for a about a week unless I play lots of games on it.
     
  3. Andronicus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And that's with the first generation? I guess I need to replace the battery.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Are you using the wall plug charger that came with the iPad?

    If you try to use an iPhone charger or charge it from a computer's USB port it will take longer.
     
  5. Andronicus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes sir I am. Any suggestions?
     
  6. jenn571 macrumors newbie

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    We have 2 1st gen ipads and it only takes about 2.5-3 hrs to charge from 10%. I'm always impressed at how fast they still charge and hold a charge. The charge lasts for almost a week unless the kids are watching Netflix, but usually avg it out to 4-6 days per charge. I'm still very happy with our ipads:)
     
  7. Andronicus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, thanks for the info. I think I'm going to order a battery from iFixit.
     
  8. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I usually would charge mine overnight, so it's hard to say. But I would think that it should have been charged within 5 hours, so sounds like you are right to pursue getting a new battery.
     

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