Takes 4+ hours to charge the ipad (0-100%) via Wall Adapter

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  1. aohus macrumors 68000

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    Yes, Im charging through the wall adapter. Its taking 2.5 hours to go from 0 to 60% now. Its a bit much don't you think?

    -Not in use while charging

    -Plugged in via wall adapter

    -I let the ipad drain until the power went out, then charged (full battery drain cycle)
     
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  3. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502

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    But remember, it gets "10+" hours of battery life.
     
  4. mciarlo macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm it takes about 4 hours to do a full charge from the wall outlet.
     
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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  6. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    I got mine yesterday and it was completely charged out of the box. I used it for about 11 hours before it died. Plugged in now via wall charger.

    I imagine it would take a lot longer to charge if I were to use it right now.
     
  7. HiRez macrumors 603

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    All my PowerBooks and MacBook Pros from the past and present, and the iPhones, always take more than half the time of their battery usage life to charge. So if you can use the iPad for 9-11 hours, 4 hours to charge doesn't seem bad. Just plug it in overnight every night and you won't have to worry about it.
     
  8. cainnovacaine macrumors regular

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    It seems reasonable for 10+ Hours of Battery Life. It's almost like charging 5 iPhones according to Gizmodo.
     
  9. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    5 iPhones?! Then again, the iPhone charger is 2.5 watt, vs. 10 on the iPad, so it makes sense.
     
  10. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly should this be bad? Considereing the 10hour + battery life
     
  11. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's bad at all.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's pretty good, I sleep longer than that so I won't notice it at all.
     
  13. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    On top of that, I doubt it's going to need to be charged every day, much like my iPod touch; how many people are going to use their iPads for 10 hours each and every day?
     
  14. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Well of course it makes sense, the bigger the capacity of the battery the longer it takes to recharge. I don't know how much mAh it packs but the bigger it is the longer it takes to charge.. It's normal plus if you would somehow charge it faster that would harm the battery.
     
  15. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    Use it throughout the day and then charge it overnight...Simple.
     
  16. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yep. that's the plan. gonna try it today
     
  17. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Seems pretty simple to me

    What about you guys?
     
  18. donjuan2009 macrumors member

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    Can somebody confirm that We CANNOT charge the ipad on the usb... thanks
     
  19. samcraig macrumors P6

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    my iPad had a charge symbol when it was connected to my iMac.

    As for taking 4 hours - no surprise. If you want the luxury of long battery life, you have to "pay" somehow. I don't see it as a big deal.

    Which would you rather have - 3-4 hours of usage and then a 1-2 hour charge before it's 100 percent again or 10 hours and a 4 hour charge?
     
  20. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    I might just return my iPad due to the long 4 hour wait for a full charge!

    LOL!;)

    You people need to get over it and just try to enjoy your iPad!:eek:
     
  21. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It all boils down to the 10 Watt charger.

    There is a reason the notebooks use 50 Watt+ chargers.
     
  22. Smackfu macrumors newbie

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    It's only bad if you are sitting there waiting for it to finish charging.
     
  23. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    I plugged in a USB extension cable to my charger and after 8+ hours of charging, my iPad was at 60%?!? Removing the extension cable, my charge jumped from 60% to 82% in about an hour.
     
  24. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    So what do you think that tells you.....?
     
  25. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, 4 hours isn't long at all since most people can just leave it charging overnight and probably can get at least 2-3 days use out of it before it needs a charge. I know I'll use it mostly after I get home from work, and probably only around 3 hours a day then. I could then use it 3 days straight potentially and the night of the 3rd day just plug it in and I'll have 3 more days of use in the morning.
     

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