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    new ipad - ac adapter question

    is the new ipad not compatible with old ac adapters? I plugged in using my iphone adapter and it says "not charging" thanks!

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    Hi there and welcome.

    I would think that with the new beefed up battery the older chargers will only trickle charge your new iPad (although it will say that it isn't charging).

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    The iPhone charger doesn't put out enough "oomph" for the iPad. It will charge, it'll just take much, much longer. You really have to use the iPad chargers for the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollygoheavily View Post
    is the new ipad not compatible with old ac adapters? I plugged in using my iphone adapter and it says "not charging" thanks!
    Well welcome to the forum!

    This is an oft asked question and plenty of threads already exist on this topic, so a little searching would have answered your question -

    But if you want some 'numbers', the iPad charger puts out 10W of power (i.e. 5V x 2Amps) - the iPhone & iPod chargers are only 5W and will work as described in the previous posts, and your iPad will indicate 'No Charging'. Also, most USB ports on computers will put out the same message, so best to use a charger rated for the iPad. Hope this helps & good luck!

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

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