Charging Ipad2 battery

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    Is it me or does the iPad take a long time to fully charge. I plugged mine up hours ago and so far it's at 70% charged. When I started the charge it was at 19%.
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    If you are using the USB and charging via computer it will take a lot longer than using the AC adapter.
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    Perfectly normal. A full charge could take up to 4 or 5 hrs. It's also a good idea to allow a trickle charge for at least an hour after the full charge to allow maximum battery usage although not necessary. Enjoy your new iPad!!
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    Was the iPad turned on or off? Obviously, if the iPad is switched on the machine itself is drawing current to operated, leaving considerably less available to charge the battery.

    I guess you're using the 'proper' iPad charger and not either an iPod or USB-PC style charger, which will certainly take a very long time.

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    Well this might explain it cause I am using my iPhone charger. Will use the charger IPad charger and monitor it. Thx
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    Actually not using the computer but I was using my iPhone charger so that may be the issue. Thx
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    That's definitely the issue - the iPad charger is a special 10 W, 2 A charger. A USB port, for example, only charges at 500 mA - or a quarter of the rate of the iPad charger.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    Thanks I had the same problem and was about to post that question till I seen your post, thanks for the info everyone

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