Charging Pencil from Ipad

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  1. Diane B

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    i’ve had the Pencil since the beginning and use it every day. I, like most, have had battery loss issues and solved it (mostly) by keeping Pencil in a separate case away from Ipad when not using. However, I found that not having it right there for immediate use sometimes when I’d like to use it I don’t. So I bought a magnetic sleeve (which I like in use-both for the convenience of use and the feel in hand). BUT I know I will suffer faster battery loss while it is “on” the Ipad (already tested). I won’t leave it there—probably just when I’m using the Ipad (which is quite a bit—generally instead of my Macbook).

    So question—has anyone found a good reliable male/female lightning short cable to charge Pencil while it is magnetically attached to ipad at top (in landscape)? I am going to try an extender, 1 ft., from a company which is totally unknown to me—Aceyoon. Cheap enough, $8.98 for pack of 2 which does concern me because it seems TOO cheap—but going to try this one—any other suggestions?
     
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    When using third party charging cable there’s the risk of it ceasing to work at any moment as unauthorized cables don’t have an authentication chip.
     
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  3. Diane B

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    I had what I believe was a maybe 5” Techmatte cable but can’t swear—it worked for months—and quit, as you say. I really do think Apple should offer a short charging cable for the Pencil—so many do not want to charge by inserting Pencil lightning tip in Ipad’s port-or use the adapter with a lightning/USB cable and power block. I do have a Techmatte freestanding charger for it but don’t want to carry it when traveling. There really isn’t a good solution and hope maybe in Fall this will be rethought.
     
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    I tested an ipad pen, it's not very expensive, and it's paid back to me, but can I use it like this, I don't think it's worth it, because I worry it might not work with my iPad. .
     
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    I bought a pair of short cables, about 10”, from ‘Aceyoon’ (?). I’ve used the first one now for almost a month and its a quick easy way to charge—Pencil in magnetic sleeve at top of ipad, put cable in Pencil first than plug into lightning port. I put cap on Ipad—held by magnets too at top beside Pencil. This way Pencil is always right at hand—i do take Pencil off at night when i close the case on the ipad. So far so good.
     

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