• Did you order new AirTags? We've opened a dedicated AirTags forum.

GroundLoop

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 21, 2003
1,561
35
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
 

greytmom

macrumors 68040
Jun 23, 2010
3,463
664
Nope, but I did notice it on my old MBP.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy. ;)
 
Comment

SamFisher

macrumors member
Sep 15, 2010
85
0
United Kingdom
Not sure of the relevance to you, but i experienced this on an original gen when charging. Not sure about 2g, will update when i get my 3g.
 
Comment

GroundLoop

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 21, 2003
1,561
35
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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

GL
 
Comment

iMoo

macrumors regular
Jun 13, 2010
231
5
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
 
Comment

tekchic

macrumors 68000
Apr 19, 2010
1,699
1,080
Phoenix, AZ
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.
 
Comment

ZipZap

macrumors 603
Dec 14, 2007
5,796
1,099
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.
 
Comment

Wayfarer

macrumors 65816
Jun 15, 2007
1,213
508
I noticed this on my old Macbook Pro near the trackpad area.

What are you worried about? The tingly sensation feels amazing and cathartic.
 

Attachments

  • andoru_macbook_pro_30_trackpad1.jpg
    andoru_macbook_pro_30_trackpad1.jpg
    613.8 KB · Views: 162
Comment

Coltaine

macrumors regular
Jan 7, 2012
221
216
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.
 
Comment

Neky

macrumors newbie
Mar 16, 2012
1
0
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.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.