8P to 30P Adapter ...

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  1. Pinkipad2

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    I saw a link to an adapter for 8p to 30p. The 30 pin charger cord is much cheaper and easier to find. I also won’t worry about the cord snapping at the end of the 8p connector. This has happened many times and I have plastic doohickies to hold it firmly in place. But the worry would be less with an an adapter.

    I searched Google but found many in Asia and eBay. I want a legit store in the USA with a return policy.

    so .. Any recommendations for online merchants with reasonable prices and a great reputation?

    Thank you
     
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    Uhm, thanks, but “G” isn’t much help without more letters! I’m not sure if I need a male or female adapter (I can’t tell without appendages) and my Apple knowledge is lacking.
     
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    Hello again - just for clarification, do you want a 30 pin-lightning (8 pin) adapter for charging purposes and/or to connect older devices that still require the 30 pin docking (e.g. radios, cars, etc.)? New iPads have either a lightning or a USB-C charging dock - if you buy the iPad pointed out by me in your other thread, then a lightning plug is used for charging (I now have an iPad Pro w/ a USB-C charging port).

    Wife and I have been using lightning adapters on iPads/iPhones for a long while and have had none break or snap off (some cables have stopped working but a rarity in our experience) - having an intervening combo adapter seems unnecessary IMO; BUT, they do exist, either male-female or female-male depending on what is needed - two are shown below from an Amazon search. Also, there are 'magnetic' connections that easily separate from an iDevice (just search for 'magnetic lightning adapter' on Amazon). I'll stop there in case I am not understanding your exact reason for such an adapter. Dave :)
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    Thank you. I keep my iPad plugged in all the time out of habit. With a new one I’ll probably just recharge it when the battery is low.

    The links that you provided, I’m assuming, are for my needs. Rather than the charge connector (8 pin) breaking off, the adapter will allow the pin to extend out of the connection on the iPad. That way a cord won’t bend and break at the connection.

    I hope that is clearer. I’ll look at your links now n
     
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    Oops reading your first link, that description doesn’t list iPad 2
     
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    Hi again Pinkipad2 - above are your posts from the two threads you started recently. First, I don't understand why you are ordering an obsolete iPad 2? The link to the Apple store that I provided in your other thread was for their newest iPad (at the price you proposed) which has the 8-pin lightning adapter - you really need to provide a better explanation.

    Second, the adapter in your link is the one I showed previously which is the 'Male 8-pin lightning w/ the Female 30-pin' adapter - this would plug into an iPad w/ a lightning port and a male 30-pin cable (for whatever purpose) could then plug into the other end.

    Finally, as explained earlier, we've had really no issues w/ the 8-pin lightning ports or cables except as mentioned previously; if you search on Amazon, there are plenty of lightning cables w/ reinforced endings to prevent breakage, plus as mentioned even magnetic ones that detach which will prevent these problems. Dave :)
     
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    I ordered the iPad from your link I believe. If I didn’t then I cannot remember the reason with my amnesia.

    The adapter you listed first doesn’t say it will work for iPad 2. I ordered it though because they seem to indicate that returns are easy. I’m not getting my iPad until May 21 if I remember right (????). I’ll hold onto the adapter until then. The longer recharge cord is due on Wednesday from Apple but it depends on the packaging. Boxes and paper bubble envelopes are sprayed and left outdoors for six hours or more. Plastic envelopes are not absorbent so I get them in an hour or two. (Unless one of the morons is working and I get it right away).

    I’ll look for the other thread for the iPad recommendation. I’ll post here if need be.

    thank you
     
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    Okay I looked at the thread. I never clicked on the link because the picture says iPad Air first and I just didn’t think the fancier model was right for me. Preconceived notions and not following through.

    I’m not too upset since I’m getting a new iPad albeit an older model. This battery is slowly dying. Usually after three hours of usage I’m down about 24%. I’m down to 61% right now so 60% leakage.

    I had planned to keep this as a backup but with the battery dying I’ll trade it in. The $130 gift card will buy the cover plus a few cords and maybe the adapter!
     

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