Battery charging issue

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  1. scifan57

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    Look at this article, it says that you can use the iPhone charger to charge your iPad. Charging will just take longer
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4060
     
  2. ipadluva69

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    Thanks again!

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    A couple of notifications:

    When comparing the original and the new iPads, the original had both smaller-capacity battery and lower-resolution screen. These two combined, the charging time is obviously longer (because of the bigger battery) and the draining is faster (because of the much higher screen resolution). The screen in this size is easily the number one battery eater. The rest of the features come long behind it what comes to battery usage. Especially if you use applications that need to update the screen rapidly, like games or videos. Even web-surfing eats the battery way more than in the original iPad.

    And what comes to charger, I was advised not to use the iPhone charger. If you plug the phone charger into the pad and continue to use it while it's plugged, the battery might even drain instead of charge. The differences between phone chargers and pad chargers are so big, what comes the power.

    My iPad (the new one) takes about 5-6 hours to get charged from 10% to full. And with a moderate surfing and occasional gaming, it needs charging usually every second day (night).
     
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    Are there typos in your thread above? My charger is a 10Watts 5.1 volts 2.1 Amperes unit.
     
  5. Bennettb

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    I don't remember which cord, charger?, is which with all the iPad, iphone back and forth with family. How do you tell the difference?

    Bobbi
     
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    This is the iPad charger.

    image-3687749142.jpg

    The second photo shows both chargers with the iPhone charger on the left.

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    I have been charging my new iPad at 20% since I got it .But just let it run to empty for first and charged .it hold 100% now much longer.and runs longer all together.
     
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    Look at the white charger. The iPad one, at the top, says "10W USB Power Adapter." Then, at the very end, it'll read "Output: 5.1V ... 2.1 A." Even better - here's a picture of the iPad charger:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1341319743.827003.jpg

    Hope this clarifies.

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  9. coolstuffs

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    The ipad 3 has a 42.5 W-H battery whereas the Ipad has a 25 W-H battery. Assuming both have the same 10 W rating adapter, Ipad 3 will need 4 - 5 hours of charging (42.5/10 ~5 hours) compared to 2 - 3 hours of charging (25/10 ~ 3 hours) for the Ipad.
     
  10. Verndog

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    Does anyone know if you can charge the iphone with the ipad 10w charger without causing possible damage to the iphone? I have a 3G model.
     

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