Slight tingly sensation

GroundLoop

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Have any of you experienced this on your iPad 3rd Gen...

I am charging my iPad using the wall charger and, when plugged in, the aluminium parts of the iPad give off a slight tingling sensation. This only happens when touching the aluminum while it is plugged it. I did a quick search the Apple community, and this seems to describe it.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2537282?start=0&tstart=0

I am just wondering how widespread this in on the latest iPad.

Please share your experience with this (whether you feel it or not).

Thanks,
GL
 

GroundLoop

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Looking forward to hearing from you.

I believe that this is pretty common, but I was just curious if it affected mostly everyone.

GL
 

iMoo

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Jun 13, 2010
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I had this when i used to play my old PSP whilst charging. Maybe just some form of static or electrical current somehow escaping.

However when you look at the way this is docked compared to the first iPad it does have more exposure out of the dock as the back casing is bevelled and if you look underneath some of the metal contact is exposed
 

tekchic

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Apr 19, 2010
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iPad - creates a slight tingly and warming sensation on contact. :D

I've seen that with my MacBook Pro before, but not with the iPad. I think it's okay though.
 

ZipZap

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Dec 14, 2007
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Despite what anyone might post here to the contrary, it is NOT normal to feel an electrical sensation. You should take it in for a replacement.
 

Coltaine

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Jan 7, 2012
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I'd be careful. Sounds like an electrical current running, where it shouldn't.
Single time, I ever experienced this was at a friend's place. When you touched the dish washer and the electric stove at the same time. You became part of the circuit and a small current was flowing, which caused a slight tingling sensation at the hands. Turns out the devices were wrongly connected.

I'd turn it in at the Apple store.
 

Neky

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Mar 16, 2012
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Electricity

It is most likely really an electricity in the metal backs.
I experienced this with transformer prime 2 month ago. It helped if I turned the charger in the outlet. However, I returned the prime and now I am buying Ipad 3 as soon it's available.