iPad Pro Idea for fast charging

Discussion in 'iPad' started by javierk128, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. javierk128 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just registered here on the site, but i´ve been reading a lot of post about the iPad Pro 10.5 inches, so i decided to buy one that should be here in some days. So far I realized the 12W charger that comes it´s not useful to charge the iPad while your using it.

    That´s why i want to buy the 29W USB-C charger and it´s expensive, but the only solution to use my iPad at office and replace my Macbook. My doubt comes with the USB-C to lightning cable. I find it too expensive, so considering that the iPad already comes with a Lightning cable, can i buy a USB-C to USB-A adapter and plug in the normal cable that way i´d be able to use any Lightning cable anywhere, from an iPhone for example.

    Thanks and regards to everyone, you´re so helpful with the information and debate.
     
  2. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the Apple USB-C to Lightning cables (1m and 2m) are the only way to enable 29w charging. Supposedly, there is chip in the cable(s), which negotiates the charging wattage.
     
  3. Justaguy48 macrumors member

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    The above comment is correct. The USB A adapter is not capable of handling that much power, nor is the normal USB cable that comes with the iPad. Unfortunately I’m in the same boat as you, I will have to bite the bullet and spend the money on the power brick and new cable. If Apple wants us to live in a USB C world then they should really provide the USB C charger and cable.
     
  4. Kal-037 macrumors 65816

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    What's funny is mine charges fast with the 12w it came with. It keeps a charge even in heavy use. I honestly think Apple for logic purposes should have made a new 20 watt charger for the iPad Pro 12.9"... but again I'm good so far with the 12.


    Kallum.
     

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