What are the odds of seeing >10w chargers with the revised dock connector?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 2IS, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    Obviously it won't matter to existing iPad owners, but moving forward do you think the new connector will allow for more juice? One thing I miss about my iPad 2 is how much faster it charged than my 3rd gen. Hoping my next iPad will bring that back.
     
  2. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    I think they'll reduce battery capacity once they have the power footprint back down..
     
  3. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It might, but increasing power needs is ultimately unsustainable. It would be better for Apple to make iPads more efficient than to make bigger and bigger chargers.
     
  4. djjclark macrumors regular

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    Apple probably uses a 1 oz copper weight so looking here http://http://www.armisteadtechnologies.com/trace.shtml and knowing they are stuck with 5 volts you can see they can't really increase the current much without making traces wider and wires thicker, which is something they are not known for.
     
  5. JAT macrumors 603

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    I think at the miniscule power requirements for these DC batteries, the connector won't matter one whit. The power supply, otoh.....
     
  6. 2IS thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If we were dealing with 10 watts on a 12-24v power supply you'd be correct, but we're dealing with a 5v power supply, which equates to 2amps. That's a respectable amount of current, particularily for mobile devices.
     

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