Ipad 2 charging time??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JS3, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. JS3 macrumors regular

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    What is the normal ipad 2 charging time? I swear mine takes forever to charge. The battery is lasting as it should but takes forever to charge.
     
  2. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    I dont know whats the average charging time since i charge overnight, but i can say that mine also takes a long time to fully charge.
     
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Are you charging it with the included wall charger? That puts out more power than standard computer USB ports.
     
  4. JS3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think i am using the plug for my iphone but the cable that came with the ipad.
     
  5. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    I had the exact problem as you. What I didn't realize is that the iPhone USB Power adapter is only half the wattage as the supplied one for the Ipad. Use the 10W for the IPad and it will be just fine.
     
  6. Mkz macrumors regular

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    I'm using the supplied charger. 30% battery has taken an hour, seems quite a long time.

    Is this normal?
     
  7. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Therein lies your problem. iPhone charger has half the power of the iPad charger.
     
  8. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    Same here. I noticed when I charge during the d ay though it takes a LONG time! But the bTtery seems to last me forever so I guess that's why it takes so long to charge :confused:
     
  9. manman macrumors regular

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    yeah, I had the same problem using the iphone charger. Even when I used the iPad one it takes a really long time though. But...iPad usually lasts me way longer than the phone, so I'm cool with that :)
     
  10. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    The USB cable is different? Or just the charger??
     
  11. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    A cable is just a cable. U could use any cable and would work. The actual charging plug is where the money is right?
     
  12. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    He said he's using the iPad cable, but the iPhone charger/plug. The iPhone charger puts out half the power as the iPad charger because the iPhone needs only half the power.
     
  13. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    Aghh ok. I misread
     
  14. redout macrumors member

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    Concur with the others - charging even with the supplied plug seems to take an eternity.
     
  15. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    Seems to take 3-4 hours for mine to get back to 100% from 10% or so using the iPad wall charger.
     
  16. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. But 99% of the time I charge it overnight and it last more than enough the next day.
     
  17. '73-B macrumors regular

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    That's consistent with what I'm seeing. At first it seemed long compared to the time it takes for the iPhone to charge, but considering the battery is much larger in terms of capacity, it seems to make sense given the charging voltage.
     
  18. kindaobsessed macrumors member

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    I noticed mine did not charge hardly at all if I was using the iPad while it charged. I charge it overnight now, and that is all I need to do. But I do notice it takes a lot longer to charge than my MBP
     
  19. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    6 hours

    I ran down my new iPad2 completly down to where it would not start last night and today I charged it with the supplied charger and it took it 6 hours from completly dead to 100%.
    It seems to take FOREVER!
     
  20. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I'm charging mine for the first time now (typing on it) and it does take quite a time for me as well. Big battery though guess that's why.
     
  21. 2 Owls macrumors regular

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    I found that out today, I'm going to get a dock to charge it from using the wall adaptor.
     
  22. Julien macrumors G3

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    Guy's (obviously new to iPad owners) the iPad batteries are HUGE. The iPhone's batteries are a bathtub and even with the small spigot (5W charger) they fill fast. The iPad's batteries are a swimming pool and even with a fire hose (10W charger) it taks hours to fill up.

    For best results just plug your iPad in every night (to the "fire hose" and not the "spigot") and let it charge.
     
  23. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    I took anpic of both both chargers but I can't seem tonupload the pic I just took. Oh well.. After using the 10w, it charged fairly quickly. Just don't use the iPhone wall plug-in. It will take forever to charge.
     
  24. mwjd299 macrumors regular

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    Will charging shut off after it reaches 100%? Will it hurt the batteries to leave it on overnight? Should you run the battery down to 10-20% before charging?
     
  25. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it will quit charging once it reaches 100%. I let mine charge overnight about every 3 days. No issues whatsoever.
     

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