Please recommend powerbanks with 3A or more output for IPad Pro 10.5"

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  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPad Pro 10.5 and my 2A powerbank chargers at best hold the current level of charge while I am using the IPad. I am looking for something with a 3A or more output on a single port to hopefully charge the iPad while I am using it.
     
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  3. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, that might not work.

    What is required for "fast charging" (of the 10.5" iPad Pro and both generations of the 12.9" iPad Pro) is something that conforms to the newer "USB power delivery" specification.
     
  4. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Higher current is not going to help you. What you want is higher voltage, which means you need to invest in a USB-C PD power bank and USB-C to Lightning power cable. That will get you 15V/2A charging, or 30W, much higher than the 2A/5V or 10W you are probably getting now (3 times faster).
     
  5. whitedragon101, Aug 17, 2017
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    whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip I checked and it seems that the apple USB C charger does 15v (14.8) at 2A , so that seems a safe target.

    Do you know of any high voltage ones you would recommend ? ( don't want to fry my iPad Pro with a poor quality one ;) )
     
  6. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Any of these should work:
    Some notes:
    • The AUKEY 30000mAh has the highest capacity, but isn't legal on planes (> 100 Wh)
    • The Ankers are the most expensive, but come with a high speed USB-C charger (you can also charge these power banks at 30W)
    • You must use Apple's USB-C to Lightning cable. At present, no third party USB-C to Lightning cable (or adaptor combination) allows for 30W charging on the iPad Pro(s).
    If you're looking for a charger instead of a power bank, this thread may be useful: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/29w-fast-charging-tests-and-3rd-party-adapters.2052414/
     
  7. sactownbwoy macrumors regular

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    I have this charger:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LRQDAEI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It has a type c port for input and output that could meet your needs. I don't have a type c to lightning cable to test it, but it should meet your neeeds


     

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