Can someone recommend a Longer USB power cable for IPad 3 that works

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  1. globalmark

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    Hi all

    I have bought a few longer cables off ebay and so far None work - so I googled why and found out that the ipad 3 takes more power etc and cheaper cables don't work ..

    So can someone recommend a Charging cable that does charge the Ipad 3 (fully to 100%) thats longer than the Original 2-3 meters , i don't want to use a longer extention cable, i just want a longer USB cable that I can plug in the OEM charger (powerblock) .
    at the moment i have pinched my Macbook pro cable to make it longer but really like that back for my computer and it's a heavy power cable ..

    So if anyone has tried and tested any cables that work properly and can recommend one that would be great .
    i have seen the Griffen GC17120 advertised ? has anyone tried this on the Ipad 3 ??

    Any suggestions or recommendations and links are appriciated
    Thanks Mark
     
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    These work for me:

    http://www.amazon.com/KHOMO-Extra-C...sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336535316&sr=8-1-spell

    I hope you meant 3 ft rather than 3 meters.
     
  3. globalmark

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    Hi

    I actually meant 2 or 3 meters (6-9 ft) as the original must be about 3ft and i wanted something longer , sorry I am actually in Australia so use Meters here (but happy to order from overseas) if they offer international shipping ..
    are these cables 3ft ? as link says 6ft ????
    3 ft is the same as i have so to short yes .. and do they work with the Ipad 3 up to 100% charge with OEM powerblock as they look the same as the cables i had before that don't work ??
    thanks Mark
     
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    The cables are 6ft. I use them every day to charge my iPad 3 to 100% ( I read your original post). I use the apple charger with one and a third party charger with the other. They both work fine. I cannot speak to how they work with your equipment or that they look like some other cable that I have not seen.
     
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    Ideally you simply want a heavier gauge wire in the cable and quality connectors. Gold plated are the best.

    Any quality computer accessory shop will have them. No need to order specific cables.
     
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    Hi all

    Thanks for the suggestions guys - I will have a good look at those Cable , I have found a 3meter one by Griffin GC 17120 seems a heavier duty one that works ,
    and AQ_OC thanks for that info I will certainly take a look at one of those .
    thanks again all
    Mark
     
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    +1 to Peter Millard's Griffin recommendation. Mine works well, is heavy duty, and was the longest I could find.
     
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    You can plug an old laptop power cord (one with rounded connectors) into the 10W power adapter after you remove the plug prongs. This results in a 10 ft charger. Luckily I had a couple of power cords hanging around. If you don't you can always buy a power cord for under $5. Just check on line or go to your equivalent to Walmart, Radio Shack etc.
     
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    I just use a USB extension cable and it works fine. And, I got a dual charger off of eBay for $5.99 shipped. 2.1 amp for iPad and 1.0 for iPhone.
     
    #10 mtnguy321, May 9, 2012
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