Resolved iPAD Pro 10.5 charger question

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Perene, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Perene, Aug 18, 2017
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    Perene macrumors 6502a

    Perene

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    I am planning to buy the 256 wifi + cel model (Pro 10.5), the charger that comes with it is already capable of charging faster?

    If not, what else should I choose? Can you guys point me to a link where it's sold in Apple's website? Or another site, such as www.bhphotovideo.com ?

    And is there a thread where someone measures the difference between chargers? I thought I find one here but right now I can't locate it. Is the difference worth paying for?

    P.S. I found one:
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2641585

    My old iPAD Pro 9.7 took 3h42m to fully charge. The link says 2h25m, so it's 40% faster.
     
  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    Did you ever end up buying the fast charging stuff? I'm thinking about getting the fast charging setup for my 10.5" iPad Pro, but I'm struggling with whether or not it's worth it. Seems like it's more important for the 12.9" than the 10.5".
     
  3. Perene thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered both the cable (2 m) and the 29W power adapter, from B&H. When I receive them (probably a month from now) I'll post here my impressions. I always charge my devices before going to bed, however since I have two of them now I'll need to charge one of them faster after using for a few days.

    #1 is attached to a tablet stand and it's the Pro 9.7, used mostly for videos (and everything else - but mostly contents that waste the battery quicker). The other will use the 29W charger, and its battery will not be wasted at the same pace, so it's very likely that I will end up having to recharge the #2 device during the day and in a specific moment I can't predict exactly.

    Almost 4 hours to fully charge an iPAD is too long.
     
  4. Mephist0 macrumors newbie

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    It's ridiculous for apple to not include the fast charger right into the box.
    By the way, they want more ane more profit margin everyday.
     
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  6. ipos macrumors 6502a

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    anyway its a good investment to get a fast charger
     
  7. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    But does fast charging work with the iPad Pro?
     
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  9. Perene thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update:

    As I said here:
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/b-h-ipad-pro-shipping-thread.2050577/page-3#post-25220983

    I ordered both the 29W power adapter and the USB-C cable. The iPAD arrived with 54% battery left, and after it was down to 5% I used these new accessories to fully charge the iPAD Pro 10.5.

    It took 2 hours and 20-25 minutes to reach 100%. Meaning the thing achieves what was said in this thread. A shame Apple does not include it in the original package. No problem, I'll use the original charger for the Airpods and/or the Pencil.

    Since I already had another iPAD (Pro 9.7) I am now left with 3 chargers.

    https://goo.gl/VEkPFe
     
  10. MacInTO, Oct 14, 2017
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    MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    How much faster does the 29 watt charger work compared to the charger included with the 10.5" iPad Pro? You compared it to the 9.7" iPP previously but I guess that was before you purchased the 29 watt charger.

    Ps. I should also mention that the 9.7 iPP that I had came with a 10 watt charger and the 10.5 came with a 12 watt charger. I don't have the 9.7 anymore so I can't compare the speed of charging of the two.
     

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