Charger getting warm - is this OK?

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    Hello, Is anyone having problems with the charger getting rather warm? I plugged my charger into the wall outlet and noticed it is getting warm. Do you think I need a new charger? Thank you.:confused:
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    Hi Patricia

    No, your charger is fine, they DO get quite hot, it's normal, no need for replacement :)

    It's when they DON'T get warm you have problems!
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    It's fine :). If the iPad itself started getting warm/hot during recharging, that would be a different matter, and a sign that the battery was beginning to fail; but that is not likely to happen to anyone until their iPad is at least 3 years old. So - no need to worry!
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    I had the same deal, I thought it was gonna catch on fire it was that hot but it's worked perfect and it starts to cool off when the iPad reaches about 95% charge
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    @Vintage90 Thanks for the update. I was getting worried and didn't my new iPad to blow up! Now I can relax. Have a nice holiday weekend.
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    Thanks Patricia, you too :)

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    ummm My charger's been plugged in for the past couple of months and the iPads charge fine when plugged in.

    Never looked under the desk to check it was alright :(
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    The iPad charger is essentially a transformer, which steps-up or steps-down the voltage between the socket and the device, and heat is normally generated as a by-product of this process. You should be worried only if the charger, for example, starts making a humming or buzzing sound (which is a defect.)
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    in my experience everything apple makes gets warm!
    you should feel the charger for my MacBook air, or the MacBook air itself. you could cook bacon on it somtimes!
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    That is normal..havent u charged other products?
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    As the OP has had her question answered and the age of this thread, it will now be closed.

    Thank you for your understanding

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