How long does it take to fully charge an iPad?

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  1. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    How long does it take to fully charge an iPad that is run down to 0?
     
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  4. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    4-5 hours with the supplied charger.
    8-10 hours with an iPhone/iPod charger, or via USB.
     
  5. Macdicted macrumors regular

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    And you posted this in the accessories thread because ....... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Lancer786 macrumors newbie

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    + 24 hours if the brightness all the way down and the WiFi-.9 10 hours when the brightness all the way up and WiFi.
     
  7. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Warning

    I bought a 6' 30-pin cable from Amazon that is a $10 piece of crap.

    iTunes will not recognize my iPad is plugged into the computer. Additionally, it takes forever to charge my iPad when plugged into the wall. As a comparison, it charged from 29-35 percent in an hour with the 6' cable and 35-62 percent in 20 minutes with the 30-pin cable that came with the iPad.

    So be careful what kind of cables you buy. BTW, this cable must be an older style because the 30-pin connector has to be squeezed to release it from the device, just like my 2G iPod Nano connector. I haven't seen a cable like that for a long time.
     
  8. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    My iPad says it isn't charging if I plug it into a USB port on a computer or docking station but it is. The charged percentage goes up. I normally charge with a iPad/iPod/iPhone cable either from Apple or Belkin plugged into a 110v USB converter and it takes about 4 hours to charge.
     
  9. NateEssex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A mistake...

    Of a mistake....

    Thanks for the feedback all. It took about 5 hours once my iPad was totally dead. Since, it seems that the iPad battery charge depletes faster :(
     
  10. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    An old thread here, I just got an iPad2 and have been charging it from usb for 5 1/2 hours today, and it's gone from 40% (I think, something like that) to 96% now. I thought that was weird, but from this thread, sounds like it's pretty normal?
     
  11. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Interesting! I didn't know it was actually charging under those conditions. I wonder if it gets or loses power if it's plugged in to a USB port, but the screen's on... Good to know at any rate, I always assumed I was actually LOSING charge just having it plugged in, so tried to do what I was doing as fast as possible.

    Yeah, if that's hooked to a computer's USB port I'd assume if anything that's pretty fast, since officially it's not even supposed to charge like that at all.
     
  12. Xultar macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't chargers accessories?
     

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