How should i charge my Ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Haziza, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Haziza macrumors member

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    How should i charge my New Ipad, i can easily use all of my battery on one day gaming.

    Is it ok charging it when its on like 20% or 40% and then use it for a while and charge again?

    Or how should i charge it?

    Sorry for my bad English! Swed here :p
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    The lithium ion battery in your iPad loves to be charged. If you can get it on a charger at any percentage point, go ahead and do it. Its actually not too good to run a li-ion battery almost to nothing. It's better to keep it charged and charging, which keeps the electrons in the chemical moving around and thus will help prolong the life of the battery.
     
  3. OneBigFatNinja macrumors member

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    Charge it as and when you need to, won't do any harm charging it at 20 - 40 per cent but once in a while let the battery drain to less than 5 per cent then leave it on charge overnight.

    I let mine die completely about once a week or so then charge it back up.

    Tony
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    From Battery University

     
  5. OneBigFatNinja macrumors member

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    Well you learn something everyday!!! Never done me any harm to date but then again I don't work for a university that specialises in this sorta thing. :)

    **Goes off to put his iPad on charge as its down to 30 per cent**

    Cheers
     
  6. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    As explained in the text, there are safeguards put in place. When the iPad is "completely dead", the battery is not completely drained. Ergo no harm done (unless you leave it for an extended amount of time).

    But there is no point in running the iPad down so low intentionally.
     
  7. Haziza thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the answers :)

    I guess i will charge while eating or taking a dump :p
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    But to add to what the others have said once in a while you should run it till the iPad powers off and fully charge for calibration reasons. Other than that plug in when you like. It's not like batteries of yesteryear that had a memory so to speak!
     
  9. Julien macrumors G4

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    Best way is to charge EVERY night while sleeping, unless of course you spend 8 hours "taking a dump". :eek:
     
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    How nice. Hopefully you don't do both at the same time.

    You also need to put it down and go do something else. :eek:
     
  11. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Just make extra sure you have a working smoke detector in a suitable place if charging while sleeping. :)
     
  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Correct. About every 3 months or 40 partial cycles.

     
  13. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I think that even this is a waste of time and possibly battery longevity as I have NEVER full cycled the battery on any of my iPads or iPhone and never had a problem.

    I know Apple is supposed to know best but if you are not having any problems, leave it along. It you calibration seems to be wrong, the by all means do it. :cool:
     
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I charge my iPad most night and my iPhone every night. They both get run down to zero at least once a month. I had a problem on my iPhone after about a year of charging it every night. That's when I read up and found out I was supposed to run it down to nothing every once in a while. Since then its been fine. It will be 2 years old in June and I think the battery lasts as good as when it was new.
     
  15. Julien macrumors G4

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    Why:confused: I have been charging my iPad and iPhone ever night since day 1 of the original iPhone.

    Are you concerned about having electronics plugged in while you sleep. if so do you just flip your main breaker before you go to bed sine the average home has dozens of device's plugged in?:eek:

    Also everyone should have working smoke detectors in their home. Even cutting the main breaker off your home could be hit by lightning.
     
  16. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Why? Modern high capacity batteries are able to store a lot of energy in a very compact area. Most other devices don't do that. Charging is messy. Good protection circuits nowadays, but still...

    And yeah, one should always have smoke detectors, thats why i added "extra" in front of "sure". :)
     
  17. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    :( lord knows I have...
     
  18. Julien, Apr 15, 2012
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    Julien macrumors G4

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    FUD: Lithium Ion batteries are statistically very safe especially compared to other home devices.

    According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, from 2003 to 2005 more than 300 (total) incidents (not just fires) occurred involving lithium-ion laptop and cell-phone batteries overheating or catching fire.

    In 1998, toasters caused 2200 home fires, 20 deaths and 90 injuries. Over $13.3 million in residential property damage also occurred as a direct result of home fires started by toasters.
     
  19. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Is it ok charging it when its on like 20% or 40% and then use it for a while and charge again?

    yes

    Or how should i charge it?

    Plug it into the 10w adapter and charge you can unplug whenever you like it won't harm the battery
     
  20. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I think he was joking. :p
     
  21. Julien macrumors G4

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    You really think so?:eek:
     
  22. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    And in most cases, I'd wager a non-authentic aftermarket battery or damaged equipment was involved.

    Yeah, that's exactly why I strongly advise against running toasters while sleeping! :D
     
  23. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    No:p
     
  24. Dkorda macrumors 6502

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    Just charge it every night when your sleeping.
     
  25. xraytech macrumors 68030

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    Bad

    Very Very Bad
     

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