Slower 12.9 charging with older 12w USB-A brick?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NJRonbo, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Just got my iPad 12.9-inch Pro

    Decided not to use the included USB-C charging power brick.

    Reason being, I have a really nice braided Anker 6' USB-C to USB-A cord.

    So I am using the older 12W charging bricks that came with prior iPad Pro models.

    My new iPad pro seems to charge much slower. Additionally, when using the iPad while plugged into the charger, it loses charge rather than keep it.

    Is there any difference in the rated power of the prior 12W chargers and the new USB-C chargers included with the new iPad Pro?
  2. LibbyLA macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2017
    The charger that comes with the 11” is 18W.
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Aaah, that explains it all. Thank You
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
  5. larzy macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2008
    I’m interested in finding out whether there’s a difference between the included 18w and the Apple 29(30)w? The difference wasn’t that huge between the 12w and the 29w when charging an iPhone so I doubt there is.

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