Charging from computer?

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  1. mamiamjo

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    I thought the ipad would charge when plugged into a computer via the usb cable, but mine does not. In fact it says "not charging"
    Is this normal? Do I need to always use the plug that came with it to charge?
     
  2. col.bris

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    It is charging but real slow because. The USB port you are using is for low powered devices
    Either get a powered hub that offers hi power support or charge iPod from wall socket
     
  3. JohnnyApple

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    Col.bris is right the iPad is real picky about the amount of power that the USB ports put out.
     
  4. Umdterps2002

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    Agreed ... I have one media pc that is devoted to our iPods ... My wife's iPod touch charges fine but with same cable my iPad doesn't charge

    Kinda sucks but I go to a wall for charging ... But I get a good 10 hours with basic surfing, video, podcast listening
     
  5. Rasputina

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    I tested mine out and the charging time is not significantly different when charging from my mac vs the wall charger
     
  6. Takenover83

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    If the iPad is in sleep mode, it will charge. If the screen is on, it will not. Test it out!
     
  7. Bremen

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    I will have to check that out.....

    I really don't care though, as I sync to a little gateway netbook and it's on it maybe 5 minutes. I am lucky that I do in fact have two wall chargers. I have an old one from the 3 gen iPod, last one they included a wall charger with.... And it works great.

    In general I don't trust USB charging anyway. Some products won't care if the compute goes to sleep....etc.
     
  8. Caps

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    EDIT;
    This is incorrect
     
    #8 Caps, Apr 13, 2010
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  9. Takenover83

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    This is incorrect. It will charge just fine, if the voltage is right, regardless if apple or mac.
     
  10. Caps

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    Ah, I could have sworn I read that somewhere, but i don't have any way to test it. My bad!
     

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