should've upgraded USB charger, with 42.5Wh battery it'll take ages to recharge

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  1. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    ... it's 70% more battery - expect up to two times longer to recharge

    And imagine how long it will take if you charge it from USB port of your Mac/PC :(

    when I'm at friend's house trying to recharge iPad with old PC it only adds about 20% overnight :eek:
     
  2. nbuubu macrumors regular

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    The only thing they can do to get the iPad to charge faster is bump up the amperage, it needs to stay 5V to remain within USB spec.

    The only reason your iPad takes so long to charge on an old PC ... is because you're charging it on an old PC. USB ports on older PCs tended to have low amperage, that's the same reason many bus-powered portable hard drives won't work on an old computer USB port.
     
  3. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I know the new MBP's had a thing where it bumps up whatever it is in the USB when charging and iPad to charge faster.

    My ASUS mobo in my PC also has a 3x faster charging thing for apple devices on the USB3 ports. Charges crazy fast.
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I made a thread about this a while ago.

    Apple patented MagSafe for iPad but haven't used it yet.
     
  5. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    They might have to soon. 10w isn't going to cut it with the current capacity....
     
  6. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    I think it's funny that charging an iPad 3 off my 2010 MBP's battery would completely drain my MBP's battery and only give the iPad 3 a 70% charge.

    Charging this thing is going to be fun...
     
  7. EspressoLove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, imagine headlines: "The New iPad kills MBPs for fun, eats them for breakfast" :eek::D:p
     
  8. bobobenobi macrumors regular

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    How do you know the charger hasn't been updated?
     
  9. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Maybe you should wait and see how it goes before you panic.
     
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    There's a good chance that the new iPads will feature increased amperage to charge faster.

    Remember also that the iPad has always had a brick (2x2x1) charger versus the iPhones which just have the standard 1"inch cube. I am not positive but the iPad brick might have the increased capacity to deliver higher amperage necessary to charge the new iPad faster.

    Why in the world would people give me thumbs down for this post? I am only taking a guess at what could be the possibility. No one will know how long it takes to charge until the iPad comes out on friday.
     
  12. troop231, Mar 13, 2012
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    No, the new iPad is the same amperage, as indicated by the 10W wall charger still.. :)
     
  13. blackNBUK, Mar 13, 2012
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    I'm guessing you don't have an iPad yet, Apple includes a USB wall charger in the box which charges much faster than just connecting an iPad to a computer. This thread is just saying that because Apple hasn't updated their wall charger then the new iPad will take a lot longer to charge.
     
  14. bobsentell, Mar 13, 2012
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    Did the previous iPad pull the entire 10W? A 10W charger tells you the maximum amount of power that it can put out. If, for example, the old iPad was only pulling 4W and the new one pulls 8W, then the total amount of recharge time should remain about the same even on the same charger.

    I doubt Apple would have overlooked something like that.

    Edit: These numbers are made up and are for discussion purposes only. I do not know what the actual power draw of these devices are.
     
  15. troop231 macrumors 603

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    If the old iPad only drew 4W, then the iPhone charger would've been sufficient, as it outputs 5W. :)
     
  16. bobsentell, Mar 13, 2012
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    I was using made up figures. I should have stated that.

    My point is the 10W charger has a maximum throughput of 10W, that doesn't mean the iPad pulls an entire 10W.
     
  17. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    I use the plug bug, USB extension & an innergie magic cable.
     
  18. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw the plug bug at one of the Apple stores! it looked pretty cool. Does it work well?
     
  19. EspressoLove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it kinda says so on Apple website ....

    Do I need to wait to see if 2+2≠5 ?
     
  20. urkel macrumors 68030

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    The iPad has no flaws and if Apple says 2+2=5 then why shouldn't we believe them?

    Seriously though, the thing I love most about my iPhone is that even though the battery sucks, 15 minutes of charging can bring me back to 40%. But the last gens of iPads charge so slow already so it will be interesting to see how long it takes to charge this larger battery with the same old charger.
     
  21. Nightprowler macrumors regular

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    b/c as was stated you aren't dealing with hard #'s you are dealing with potential maximums.
     
  22. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah works perfect. One less plug in the wall. If you had a MacBook I think it's perfect.
     

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