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    Charging iPad 3 via USB

    Hi, This is my first post. I have bought a iPad 3. When I plug the iPad into a USB on my windows pc, it says that the iPad is not charging? Is this normal? I am using a lightning connector. Thanks. Jeff... UK

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    Yes it's normal. The charge however is very little so you're only getting a trickle. I suggest charging it via a wall outlet with the wall charger.
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    Charging iPad 3 via USB

    Thanks for your reply.


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    Charging iPad 3 via USB

    Quote Originally Posted by TooLowToZero View Post
    Hi, This is my first post. I have bought a iPad 3. When I plug the iPad into a USB on my windows pc, it says that the iPad is not charging? Is this normal? I am using a lightning connector. Thanks. Jeff... UK

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    Welcome to the forum Jeff. What iJamesH above said is spot on. You will need to use the charging 10amp cable supplied with your iPad to effectively charge your machine. Just a small point to digress: the lightning connector came in only with the iPad4. You and I are still enjoying that nice, soon to be classified as Heritage Listed 10 pin cable on our iPad3 😃
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooLowToZero
    Hi, This is my first post. I have bought a iPad 3. When I plug the iPad into a USB on my windows pc, it says that the iPad is not charging? Is this normal? I am using a lightning connector. Thanks. Jeff... UK

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    It's trickle charging at a rate too low to activate the charging icon. Charging in this manner could take well over a day. This is why we recommend that you charge your iPad with the supplied charger. P.S., if you're using a lightning connector, you have an iPad 4, not an iPad 3.
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    Charging iPad 3 via USB

    I assumed I had the iPad 3? But I could be wrong. It has the same connector as my iPhone 5, same cable. Just bought iPad and ip5 at Christmas. How long has the iPad 4 been out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooLowToZero
    I assumed I had the iPad 3? But I could be wrong. It has the same connector as my iPhone 5, same cable. Just bought iPad and ip5 at Christmas. How long has the iPad 4 been out?
    Well that's a bonus, you definitely have the iPad 4.......!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooLowToZero
    I assumed I had the iPad 3? But I could be wrong. It has the same connector as my iPhone 5, same cable. Just bought iPad and ip5 at Christmas. How long has the iPad 4 been out?
    It was released in November at the same time as the iPad mini. And, yes, if your iPad has the same charging connector as your iPhone 5, it's an iPad 4, not a 3.
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    One option you can look at is an application from your motherboard maker to increase the amperage on the USB ports. MSI has one called Super-Charger and I believe Gigabyte has one also.

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    Charging iPad 3 via USB

    Well pleased with that! I found it surprising as I bought it in my local ASDA/Walmart store.

    Could I ask a extra question? Do they make a car charger for the iPad 4 and does the car charger for the iPhone 5 do the same job.

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