All iPads Need a longer chaging cable

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by vim147, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. vim147 macrumors regular

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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 ?
     
  2. Curun macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I use a USB extension with my iPhone and iPad, it works just fine.
     
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  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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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.
     
  6. don55 macrumors newbie

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    Check monoprice.com Apple certified I have their 3 meter and never had a problem.
     
  7. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  8. merrazu macrumors member

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    Griffin makes a 3 meter one that I use. Works great. I've seen them at Best Buy and Target.
     
  9. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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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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  12. The.Dude macrumors regular

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    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
     
  13. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  14. HEK macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  15. orleanfyrfightr macrumors member

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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
     
  16. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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

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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.
     
  21. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Along that you use an apple certified lightning cable with no usb extension cable it will charge at normal speed.
     
  22. larrygornick macrumors member

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    any one on ebay or amazon would probably suit your needs. I buy most things from amazon. Up to you
     
  23. Cwarwick2 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  24. RByers8252 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  25. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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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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