My iPad 2 takes as long to charge as it does to run it down.

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  1. TonyD

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    How long should it take to fully charge iPad ? Mine takes from 5-8 hours after it is nearly down to empty, that can't be right, can it?
     
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    What are you using to charge it? Plugged into a computer's USB, it is slow, especially if the computer is asleep. USB does not provide enough juice.


    The provided AC-to-USB converter is best. It should take "a few" hours (probably more than a couple, but not five).
     
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    Yep. Use the AC adapter or the full-power USB port on a newer Mac (and not a hub or keyboard).
     
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    Plugged directly into the wall and I have started at empty to 15% has taken two hours. I have also noticed that while watching widescreen video that there is light showing coming into the bars on the top and bottom of the screen. That can't be right.
     
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    Now after 3.5 hours I'm at 35% so looks like 10% per hour.
     
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    If you live near an Apple Store -- make a genius appointment (in NYC one can generally get one same day).

    The only other thought on the charging is make sure you are using the larger iPad charger vs. smaller iPhone/iPod one if you have multiple devices.
     
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    I do have one of those larger charger plugs, thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try.
     
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    All this charging has been done with an iPhone wall adapter, not the iPad adapter? I'm pretty sure you've got to use the iPad's adapter for normal charging rates. It has a larger power draw and so needs its larger transformer (that wall adapter) to provide the power for "fast" charging.





     

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