Will this solve "Long Charge Times" on the new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xraytech, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. xraytech, Apr 8, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012

    xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Those who have used a 2.5 HDD Enclosure will recognized this USB cable. I figure why not use TWO 10W Power Adaptors to charge the new iPad.

    I'd test it out myself but to chicken *****. :eek:

    Anybody who has a USB cable like this would care to try it out? ;)

  2. lgwells1 macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2011
  3. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010

    I'm good.

    But there's that little voice in the back of my head that's saying,

    "PLUG IT IN"
    "PLUG IT IN"
    "PLUG IT IN"
  4. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    I don't think it would damage the iPad nor would it charge it any faster. The iPad pulls the charge it needs.
  5. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I agree. It wouldn't charge any faster.
  6. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    I agree...

    Those in the know, for 2.5 HDD enclosure, which plug acts as the power?
  7. wharzhee macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    it wont charge your ipad any faster, cause the max it can take in is about 10W.
    Just look behind your iPad, it's 5V and 2A.
    so no matter how high the wattage your charger is, it's not going to be any faster.
  8. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Thanks for the info
  9. PrometheusGeek macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Ya. I think the iPad will limit the amount of power coming in to avoid overheating the battery. But by all means- give it a go and post pics of whatever happens!:D
  10. breezyf808 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2012
  11. AllieNeko macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2003
    The iPad will either charge VERY slowly (drain less quickly really) from that setup since it will only draw 500mA instead of 2.1A it draws from the Apple charger if it can't detect that it's an Apple charger, or normal speed because if it does detect it it'll draw 2.1A. The iPad has no way to know what you've done, and the wiring isn't rated for over 2.1A anyways, so the iPad won't draw more. The charger's just an AC-DC adapter, it's not what determines current draw. It's just rated to handle a certain current draw. The iPad detects what the source is rated for so as not to fry a 500mA USB port...

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