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    Just solved my charging problem...

    I have a charging shelf on my wall unit. I keep three charging cords plugged in it all times. Two 5watt chargers (one with an old cable and one with the new lightning one). And one 10watt with an old cable on it.

    Most of us are familiar with the little cube like 5W chargers and the larger 10W ones.

    I rearranged my cables a few months ago and moved some things around. Since then my iPad3 has been charging extremely slow. I figured either my battery was going bad or my 10W charger. Today I happen to be in my garage and plugged my iPad into another 10W charger I have stationed in there and to my surprise it charged very quickly.

    So I take out my charging shelf and take a look at all my cables to make sure I didn't mix something up. To my surprise when I took a close look at my 10W charger it didn't say 10W on it. It said iPod charger. And it also said 5volt 1amp meaning it was only a 5W charger. But it was the same size as a 10W charger.

    I did a little google research and found out that Apple made large 5W chargers before going to the little cube ones. I'm not sure where I picked up the large 5W charger but I'm very glad I discovered the difference.

    Here's the site that explains the differences of all the chargers in case anyone is interested.

    Watt to Know About iPhone & iPad Power Adapters [UPDATED] - The Mac Observer
    | iPad Mini gen 2 128GB | 7th gen 16GB Nano | 5th gen iPod touch 32GB | iPhone5 32GB | 4th gen iPod touch 8GB | 4th gen Shuffle 2GB | iPad Mini gen 1 32GB | iPad3 16GB LTE | Apple TV (gen 3) x 3 | 160GB Classic | iPhone 4 | 6th gen 8GB Nano | iPad1 32GB 3G | 4th gen iPod touch 8GB | 2nd gen iPod touch 16GB | 3rd gen iPod 10GB | 5th gen iPod 60GB | 2nd gen 2GB Nano | 1st gen 4GB Nano | 1st gen 1GB Nano | 2nd gen Shuffle 1GB | 3rd gen 8GB Nano | 1st gen Shuffle 512MB |

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    Thanks for telling us.its easy to get this stuff mixed up.

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    As soon as I get a new charger, I label it. So all my chargers have stickers that say iPhone 5W, iPad 10W or iPad 12W, etc.

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    Nice. Sometimes the uniformity can be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaykaykay View Post
    As soon as I get a new charger, I label it. So all my chargers have stickers that say iPhone 5W, iPad 10W or iPad 12W, etc.
    Hi Kay..... - great idea! I've been doing the same for a while - own a Brother label maker w/ sticky tape - so as soon as I get a new gizmo w/ a power adapter, on goes a label - saves a lot of time also when packing for a trip, i.e. want to take the right ones! Dave

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    I use a whiteout pen to mark my chargers

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    Got to agree with Kay. I did the same when I received the iPad4 12W charge, as not to confuse the charger with the iPad 2 10W one.

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