Longer power cord

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spectre51, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    Don't know about the rest of you but I need a longer cord to charge my iPad while using it sometimes. Has anyone seen any longer power cords?
     
  2. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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  3. spectre51 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw that but didn't read it close enough to see it had a 6 foot cable. Thanks.
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    If you have a macbook i BELIVE you can use the adapter from that
     
  5. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Before you get the 6ft cord from apple, an extension cord works well.
     
  6. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    I just tried it and it does.
     
  7. spectre51 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good thinking. Just saved me $30 thanks man.
     
  8. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Right... I've used USB extensions for years: None of the old Palm cables were long enough to reach from the back of a PC over the top of a desk to the front. (Yes, shoot me, I use PCs as well as Macs! :) But only iPhones and iPads for mobile use now! :) )

    But having a couple of 6' USB extensions around is a life-saver, and better than scrounging for special longer cables (like here...). The 'heavy duty' standard iPad cable is fine with a USB extension.
     
  9. glowrider macrumors regular

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    Works great - was JUST in the apple store asking about this. Thanks!
     
  10. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much for that! :D
     
  11. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    How about an adapter for the MacBook Air. Will that work too?
     
  12. elhungarian macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/5.0.17405/1114; U; en) Presto/2.4.15)

    Just wait for aftermarket 6ft cords. that's all that's different from our chargers. Just the cord.
     
  13. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    All you gotta do is pop the prongs off the 10w adapter and plug a standard two prong extension into it from the outlet. These are pretty common I have several just laying around and I now have about 10 ft of power cord lol. Just pop the prongs off the adapter and look at it you will see what type of connection it has and if you look around i'm sure you have a cord somewhere that will plug into it.
     
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    your welcome :D

    dont have a mac air tho if it fits into it, it should work.
     
  16. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    I hope this is not Apple's way of making us have to pay more for a simple cord! :mad:
     
  17. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    That's overkill. You don't need a grounded extension cord. :)
     
  18. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Doesnt need to be grounded, just saying use an extension cord. And if it was grounded I'd cut the ground plug off.
     
  19. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    i have the first gen macbook and the powercord is perfect! all i have to do now is clean the powercord to match the usb cable that came on ipad
     
  20. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Yea I was a little puzzled by Apple's "solution" as well. Why would you spend $29 on that when you could just buy something like this for like $2.99?

    [​IMG]

    Another solution would be a USB cable extension vs Apple's solution, that way the adapter stays plugged in the wall, not near you on the bed or whatever. It's like $5 shipped for a 10' cable from Newegg.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Extension cord works fine for me, I always hated trying to plug the power brick directly into a power bar/surge protector anyway.
     
  22. *Harlow* macrumors member

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    Thanks! Saved me $30.
     
  23. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Yup apple extension cords work.
     
  24. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    Get one of these for $1.78

    [​IMG]

    It plugs right into the white 10w cube that comes with the iPad.
     
  25. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I didn't know that would work... My camera uses that cord, so I've already got a few of those laying around. Wouldn't have even thought to try it, thanks.
     

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