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


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted May 11 2011 - 12:05 PM

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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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted May 11 2011 - 03:16 PM

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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Posted May 12 2011 - 05:13 AM

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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Posted May 22 2011 - 04:37 PM

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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Posted May 22 2011 - 06:03 PM

Now after 3.5 hours I'm at 35% so looks like 10% per hour.
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted May 23 2011 - 07:40 AM

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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Posted May 23 2011 - 08:32 AM

I do have one of those larger charger plugs, thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try.
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Posted May 23 2011 - 02:22 PM

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.

Originally Posted by TonyD 

Now after 3.5 hours I'm at 35%
so looks like 10% per hour.



Originally Posted by TonyD 

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.



Originally Posted by TonyD 

I do have one of those larger charger plugs, thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try.