All iPads Need a longer chaging cable

vim147

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Nov 14, 2011
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I've got a iPAD 4 with original charger/cable but i need a longer cable about 2-3 metres.

Can anyone recommend a decent reliable cable or are they all the same off eBay ?
 

Curun

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Sep 10, 2013
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Any USB A female to male extension cable, can be used in series to make your Lightning cable longer.

I would not buy any old random ebay Lightning cable.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Any USB A female to male extension cable, can be used in series to make your Lightning cable longer.

I would not buy any old random ebay Lightning cable.
I use a USB extension with my iPhone and iPad, it works just fine.
 

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rui no onna

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Agreed. In fact, I wouldn't buy one from Amazon or any other online retailer but Apple. My stepson just bought a cheap-o cable online and it wouldn't charge a single lightning product we had. Buyer beware.
The AmazonBasics cables are Apple-certified. I've got a bunch of the 6-ft ones and they work just fine. Unfortunately, I have no idea if there are any Apple-certified cables that are 2-3 meters in length.
 

don55

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Oct 7, 2013
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I've got a iPAD 4 with original charger/cable but i need a longer cable about 2-3 metres.

Can anyone recommend a decent reliable cable or are they all the same off eBay ?
Check monoprice.com Apple certified I have their 3 meter and never had a problem.
 

Ledgem

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The AmazonBasics cables are Apple-certified. I've got a bunch of the 6-ft ones and they work just fine. Unfortunately, I have no idea if there are any Apple-certified cables that are 2-3 meters in length.
I second the AmazonBasics Lightning cables. I also have their 6' cable and it's very solidly-built. Amazon builds them at 3' and 1.5' as well, so if 6' is too long then there are other options. Their cables are also cheaply priced, as far as Lightning cables go.
 

iamMacPerson

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I'd just get an extension from someone like Monoprice. Never bought one of their Lightning Cables, but I have used other cables of theirs, no problems.
 

Gav2k

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No no no. Do not extend the USB side. Extent the mains side. You can do this for a few bucks. You don't even need an apple cable really if you want to do it cheap see below ;)
 

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The.Dude

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Oct 21, 2013
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I dont want a big bulky thing !!
My bed butts up against the wall that has my two closest outlets, so I have to use extensions for whatever devices I keep on my nightstand (usually my iPad Air and my Nexus 5). I got two of these and I haven't had an issue with any of my devices - http://amzn.to/NI22mz
 

Q-Dog

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I bought a 3 meter griffin cable from target one week ago. It is thicker and stiffer than an apple cable, but so far works just fine.
 

HEK

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I've got a iPAD 4 with original charger/cable but i need a longer cable about 2-3 metres.

Can anyone recommend a decent reliable cable or are they all the same off eBay ?
You always could buy an extension cord for $3 bucks and plug the charger and short cable in nearer where you want to charge. Extension cords only need UL approval not Apple certified.
 

orleanfyrfightr

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I currently use USB extensions for both my iPhone 5 and iPad 2. They were cheap and work, but it causes the iPad to charge noticibles slower. I am going to get one by Tech Armor, they seem to have great reviews and the price is good.

Tech Armor Apple Certified Lighting Cable - 6 Feet- White - Lightning Cable - Sync and Charge iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th Gen
http://amzn.com/B00DZ0J74W
 

Zmanbaseball2

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I currently use USB extensions for both my iPhone 5 and iPad 2. They were cheap and work, but it causes the iPad to charge noticibles slower. I am going to get one by Tech Armor, they seem to have great reviews and the price is good.



Tech Armor Apple Certified Lighting Cable - 6 Feet- White - Lightning Cable - Sync and Charge iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th Gen

http://amzn.com/B00DZ0J74W

That most helpful review is mine:) (By Zachary S.)
I have 3 of them and love them. Best lightning cables I have.
 

curiosity

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Sep 3, 2013
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Do longer lightning cables take longer to charge the iPad 4? I know the iPad 4 needs much power and uses a gigantic (original) power charger.
 

Cwarwick2

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Oct 15, 2014
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Sub extension cable

Think outside the box - extend the power lead. I'm doing that at this moment and it's working as Apple intended
 

RByers8252

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Sep 12, 2014
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Just mentioned in another thread. Awesomecables.com has some good ones. I have two of the 6 foot braided cables and they are very durable and feel like a quality product. They also just released a 10foot cable.
 

dianestory2

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Sep 16, 2014
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I would just go to amazon and the the one that has the most 5 star reviews. (like over a thousand) and not a lot of negative ones.
 
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