New ipad 3 not charging with usb extension

Che Castro

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Heres how the setup was

I had the ipad 3 plugged to a power surge, a USB extension plugged to the white brick thing that came with the ipad

Now when i remove the usb extension out of the setup it chargers fine

The usb extension works great with the iPhone

Im using an amazon basics usb extension


That little apple cable is too short


Also when i plugged the ipad into my laptop it doesn't charge
Gives me that not charging"
The laptop is a few years old


Anybody else encounter this problem using a usb extension cord with the ipad 3
 

Che Castro

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You need a cable that can carry higher current. Several companies make them.
Could u recommend me one with a link from amazon or monoprice please

Edit: i was not using an amazon basics one. , im using this one
Check this out on AMZN: USB 2.0 Extension Cable Type A Male to Type A Female 6 ft, Black http://amzn.com/B00182CIB8


But can you guys recommend one that works with the ipad 3
 

Scottyee

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I purchased and highly recommend this 6' ft one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TIIBMS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

Works great connected to the white USB Power brick that came with my iPad.
Charges the iPad as quickly as the stock Apple USB power cable that came with the iPad. It's also available from the same manufacterer in black. I initially purchased the black version as well, but discovered the cable thinner, less substantial, and more prone to becoming tangled, so returned it and now happy having two white ones instead. :)
 
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TB07-NJ

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I went ahead and bought this cable

10ft cable
http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10831&cs_id=1083101&p_id=8736&seq=1&format=2

Works great with the ipad 3 but with the iPhone & bumper it doesnt fit

But thats ok i only got it for the ipad ,the cable is very thick
Be careful with that cable. As you said it is quite thick and not very flexible at the connector end. It could damage the charging/sync jack on the iPad/iPhone from pressure if the cable is moved around.

If you are careful not to move it (the cable) or if you hold the connector end when you do you will have no problem but if it gets pulled it could cause a problem.

When the "standard" thinner cable flexes it puts no pressure on the cable's connector end as this one does. I got a couple of them and ended up throwing them out and getting the Amazon one listed a couple messages back.
 

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