Extended iPad Charger - $1.14

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    I couldn't stand the measly length of the 30-pin cable that came with the iPad so I did what I did with my iPhone...

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    various lengths (starting at $0.83) can be found here - USB Cables
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    Does that still put out 10watts like the short cable? I purchased 10' cable from Monoprice andit only puts out 5 watts, this will only charge when iPad is turned off.
    Dan
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    How do you know that it's putting out 5 watts instead of 10?
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    I did the same thing, but unfortunately paid a little more ($4).
    I suppose the longer cable could add enough resistance to drop the power throughput, but I haven't noticed any difference.

    You can also get an extension cord, but I liked the longer USB better. The heavy block was always hanging off the desk or over the side of the bed yanking my cable.
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    I use "Kill-a-Watt", with Apple cable it shows 10 watts, with 10' monoprice it shows 5 watts.
    Dan
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    That looks interesting, I will have to get one of those. Have you tried it with a USB extension like the OP uses? I would be interested to know what the power drop is with that.
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    YEah, you can find a cheap one on Ebay for 1-2 dollars, but usually they all come from china and the quality is bad. I am just worried that I will damage my iPad if a use a cheap equipment like that. But heay... its cheap!
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    No, I don't have a USB extension to test with, just the 10' Apple to USB

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