Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Increasing Volume ? And, Cable Extending Question ?

This is a discussion on Increasing Volume ? And, Cable Extending Question ? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Hello, What a great Forum. Would be totally lost without all you folks willing to take the time to help me out ! Much appreciated. ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    100657
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    93

    Increasing Volume ? And, Cable Extending Question ?

    Hello,

    What a great Forum.
    Would be totally lost without all you folks willing to take the time to help me out !
    Much appreciated.

    Showing my age, again, I guess.

    Hearing not the greatest anymore.

    Regarding Volume on my iPad3: is there any way to get a "bit" more after pushing the volume button on the side of the case
    many times to its presumed maximum ?

    And,

    I would like to increase the cable length between the wall charger and the iPad by another foot or so.
    The cable length included with the iPad cable sure isn't very much.

    Seems to me the simplest, and cheapest, would be to simply find a cheap USB "extension" cable and use it between the
    USB end that now exists, and the wall charger.

    Seems like a much cheaper approach than buying one of the extension cables that picks up the thin rectangular plug that normally goes right into the unit.

    Any caveats to my doing it with the USB extension cable approach as described above ?
    Would it work (well) for charging ?
    Would it work (well) also for plugging into my PC ?

    Thanks,
    Bob

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    179012
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    229
    Under Settings there is an accessibility option for mono sound. I don't know how that helps but you can try it. You should also make sure you don't have a max volume set.

    I use USB extenders on most of my chargers. I get the ones from Amazon that say they are similiar design for Apple products. I am not sure what the max length is for USB cords but I am fairly certain it is much longer than 5 feet.

  4. #3
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    31942
    Liked
    19 times
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Staffordshire, UK
    Posts
    201
    I bought a good quality 2 mtr USB extension cable but found it doubled the charge time I also found if I carried on using the iPad while plugged in it wouldn't charge. It could be because the new iPad has a bigger battery and it loses some power on the longer length cable, not sure.
    Christine
    A Blind doodler.

  5. #4
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    187982
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    10
    I find if I put it on to charge at night the cable length isn't a problem.
    USB extenders aren't good for power as already mentioned.

    A better solution is to buy a 3rd party iPhone/iPad cable which is longer. This is what I did for the car when i run mapping software on the iPad as its a battery killer.


    KevStorr WM06 WA039

  6. #5
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    179012
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    229
    Quote Originally Posted by saphire
    I bought a good quality 2 mtr USB extension cable but found it doubled the charge time I also found if I carried on using the iPad while plugged in it wouldn't charge. It could be because the new iPad has a bigger battery and it loses some power on the longer length cable, not sure.
    I think if it were taking twice the charging time I would have noticed it. I don't use a stopwatch but I have not noticed any appreciable difference in charging time. I have a hard time believing that a 2 meter cable could provide enough resistance to make any difference. The 3 charges super slow without the extender while it is being used depending on settings and what you are doing it may not charge at all.

  7. #6
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    179012
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    229
    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnie110
    I find if I put it on to charge at night the cable length isn't a problem.
    USB extenders aren't good for power as already mentioned.

    A better solution is to buy a 3rd party iPhone/iPad cable which is longer. This is what I did for the car when i run mapping software on the iPad as its a battery killer.

    KevStorr WM06 WA039
    If you buy a charger with a longer cable the only thing you take out of the equation is the male to female connection. While this does create more resistance it should be all but unnoticeable at these short lengths.

  8. #7
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    195464
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4
    Not a good idea

  9. #8
    iPad Junkie
    Member #
    28887
    Liked
    3 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    758
    I use a 6 foot usb extention and have no issues, been charging that way for overa year and half with ipad1, and now on ipad3

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
    Ipod 32 GB


    Not everyone has to agree with your point of views, but at some point they need to accept Them!

  10. #9
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    153316
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Vancover B.C.
    Posts
    17
    Why not just use a regular electric extension cord to plug the wall wart into.

  11. #10
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    49720
    Liked
    413 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    6,333
    For louder sound, I run a stereo cable from the 3.5 mm headphone jack to the similar input on my Logitech speaker control unit. That sends the sound out thought my computer main speakers, so the sound is then amplified and I can get any volume I want. You can buy an external powered speaker designed to take a headphone input any play it though it's speakers the same way I'm doing. Lots of companies sell speakers to use with the iPad, just make sure it gives you enough volume.

    As for the cable, I bought two six foot iPad compatible cables off amazon for $10. They worth great. Will post a link when I get home if no one else has done so.

    Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o04_s00_i00
    Last edited by AQ_OC; 04-26-2012 at 11:56 AM.
    mini iPad w/ RD - 128 LTE - Space Grey | iPad mini - 64 GB - LTE - Black | iPad (3nd Gen) - 64GB - LTE - Black | iPhone 4S - 64GB - White | Nexus 10 | Nexus 7 2013 | Kindle Fire
    * * * Forum Rules * * *
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rule...ease-read.html


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. question about splashtop streamer volume
    By tennisace in forum iPad Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-16-2011, 12:21 AM
  2. Increasing the volume?
    By GAMESHARQ in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-11-2011, 09:44 PM
  3. Cable Question
    By luvluvaas in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-07-2011, 05:41 PM
  4. Composite Av cable question
    By Mck22 in forum iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2011, 09:50 PM

Search tags for this page

3.5 cable length ipod max

,
how do i raise the volume on my ipad3
,

how to adjust volume on ipad 3

,

how to increase the general volume on ipad 3

,
how to increase the volume on my ipad3
,

how to increase volume on ipad 3

,

how you improve the speaker volume on an ipad3

,

increasing volume on ipad

Click on a term to search for related topics.