New ipad 3 not charging with usb extension

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Che Castro, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    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
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    You need a cable that can carry higher current. Several companies make them.
  3. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    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

    But can you guys recommend one that works with the ipad 3
  4. Scottyee, Jun 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012

    Scottyee macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, USA
    I purchased and highly recommend this 6' ft one.

    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. :)
  5. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  6. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  7. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    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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