Is it possible to charge the IPP 9.7 faster?

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  1. Perene macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 6, 6+S, 5SE, iPad mini 4, 12.9 and air 3 all benefit with the apple charger and Apple usb-c to lightning cable.
    Check your local Best Buy for open box chargers.
    Not sure if the apple cable is available from third parties.

    Fastest way to charge a 12.9?

    Can't get the short cut to work
     
  3. Perene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    See this part?
    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/ipad-pro-9-7-1317466/review/6

    The opposite is true when it came to charging the batteries. The iPad Pro 9.7 took 3 hours and 50 minutes to recharge, while the iPad Air 2 was at full capacity in 3 hours and 30 minutes. Both were at about 17% after 30 minutes before the iPad Air 2 started pulling away with the victory.

    The iPad Pro 9.7 isn't slow to charge, but it could have used Apple's new fast-charging feature that is so far exclusive to the bigger iPad Pro 12.9. The company sells a Lightning-to-USB C cable that provides a quick charging boost for its big 38.5Wh battery
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    So far, there hasn't been any tests conducted with the IPP 9.7 and this adapter. I can't buy if there's no benefit from it.

    Another source:
    http://www.cultofmac.com/420600/think-outside-the-box-for-super-fast-ipad-pro-charging/

    If you plug the 29w charger into the 9.7 iPad or iPhone 6 it will only charge at the 12w rate. Nothing bad will happen. You can only use a 12w with an iPad 9.7. iPhone 6 and newer can quick charge with a 12w iPad charger however.
     
  4. bruinsrme, Jul 18, 2016
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    I saw that part. I fast charge all my devices.
     
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    Placebo effect really is a great thing isn't it?

    As long as you're happy!
     
  6. Perene thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, more than one source has confirmed this adapter has no effect on the pro 9.7, but I still would like to see some figures. Like I said, I clocked myself the time and it took 3h42m with the original adapter.
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    yes it is especially when you have two of the same device side by side on the different chargers
     
  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Look up on YouTube Lipo charging or charging Lipo too fast. In one of my hobbies flying drones and building RC cars. They sell lithium batteries and professional chargers which allow you to set how fast you want to charge your battery at. If you push too much current too quickly the battery can swell or explode if none of that happens you reduce the useful life of the battery pack.

    Apple no doubt studied having the iPad Pro 9.7 Fast charge but decided against it for reasons their electrical engineers know more of. Very likely it was not worth harm to the delicate battery.
     
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    AFAIK, only the 12.9" iPad Pro will take advantage of the 29W USB-C charger since only that iPad supports USB 3. The 9.7" iPad Pro does not support USB 3, so it won't benefit from the higher wattage charger.

    Now, with that said, if the 9.7" iPad Pro can handle a bit more than 12W, then it might charge with it a little faster than with the included charger, but it won't be the huge improvement seen with the 12.9" model.

    I have a 29W charger and USB-C to Lightning cable at work, and while I've never timed it, it charges my 12.9" iPad Pro extremely quickly.
     
  10. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Do what I do. Put a charger on your bed stand and let the iPP charge overnight. I mean, it's not like you have an empty iPad after one day of normal usage as it might happen with an iPhone. My iPad Pro 9.7 makes 4 days easily and I just plug it in overnight when it reaches 20 or so percent.

    It's really nothing to worry about. And it is also not necessary to charge it to 100% each time. Modern batteries can handle this. You only shouldn't let it run empty often. That'd kill it.
     
  11. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    Actually you don't because those devices (Except 12.9 iPad and 6s+) may be plugged into a bigger charger, but the chip that regulates electric flow to the battery doesn't support the higher wattage and you benefit none.
    The 9.7 doesn't have fast charge or USB3 speeds. That's its drawbacks and is a fact jack.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Always charge mine while sleeping. Have never run a battery down in a day. But that is just me.
     

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