Charging question?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by iceman72, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. iceman72

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    Hey everyone I have the White 32g Wifi only. I noticed that when I plug the iPad 2 into my USB port on my computer it does not charge it. As a matter of fact it says "not charging" or something like that. Is there any way to make it charge when plugged into my pc?
     
  2. ClemsonRyan

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    Nope your pc does not give enough power thur the USB port.

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  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    The USB port on your computer can provide a maximum of 500 mA of current, while the special iPad charger provides 2 A - four times as much. When the iPad is plugged into your PC's USB port there is not enough current to charge the iPad normally - at best it's a trickle charge - so the iPad displays that message to 'warn you' to plug it into its own charger.

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  4. iceman72

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    THanks guys. I guess I better have a full charge before loading it up with movies. LOL.
     
  5. Bluray

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    It does charge on my PC when plugged in. Try this if you want to charge your iPad via your PC. When connected make sure your iPad is in sleep mode. PS. Only downfall by this method is it will take too long to completely charge your battery.
     
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    I will try that.
     
  7. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    If you need to be able to use your iPad charger to charge your iPad while, at the same time keep it connected to your PC, you can purchase Y-style USB cables that will allow you to connect the USB end of the iPad's cable to two USB ports - one you can plug into your PC the other you can connect to your iPad charger.

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  8. Snehulak14

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    Hello Iceman72, I had same problem " No charging" with my Acer laptop.
    I download " ASUS Ai Charger" and that fix my problem. I have iPad 32 wifi, 3G.
    Works great.
     
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  9. jasmynsway

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    I'm ok withe ipad not charging when connected to my computer. I'm just wondering why it takes so long to charge on it's own charger plugged into the wall. Anybody know why?
     
  10. Thirty

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    I believe the newer MacBook Pros will charge the iPads.
     

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