I need a normal eu charger for my iPad 2

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  1. fribourg

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    I bought my iPad in a local hypermarket and it came with what I would say is a US charger, anyway I cannot charge my iPad using a power supply socket eg. Home power supply. I noticed that trying to charge it using the USB cable only works when the iPad is turned off and even slow it takes ages to recharge.

    Anybody know a place I could order one transformer cable for my iPad 2 cheap?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Amazon would be my first port of call.

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  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    You'll find the plug part of the charger is detachable (it's a close fit, so can be difficult to see how it detaches). At any Apple store - or on-line - you can buy an EU power plug - i.e just the detachable part and not the whole charger. As you have noticed a USB PC socket charges the iPad very slowly. The iPad charger is a special high-current charger that charges the iPad much more quickly.

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    Great minds think alike - well, actually mine is not too great today...:(

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    Your mind is certainly working faster then mine today.

    It may actually be cheaper to just buy the one adapter from an AppleStore, rather then the whole travel kit
     
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    Thanks for the options but neither Amazon or apple store ships to my country :( I cannot find any adapter to fit in the slot when the charger is detached in local stores or online shops locally. I was wondering if anyone knows of a online store preferably based in EU that sells them for 20 25$.
     
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    That is odd, that none of the above ship to your country. Where do you live?
     
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    Amazon.com $14.95 (used)you get an official Apple 10 watt charger brick and cable. That is what you need. Search in Electronics ... type in iPad charger.

    Update ... since you are not in US, try Apple direct ... $29.00 or find a store that distributes iPads... they might have them. There are no cheap substitutes.
     
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    The iPad charger connects to its power plug (the detachable part) via an international standard so-called IEC connector. Any IEC connector - typically one that comes with even domestic appliances - will fit. OK - it's not as neat as the small Apple part but it fits perfectly.

    I use one off my old portable stereo - it's a simple two-pin connector - look around your house, I'd be amazed if you didn't have one.

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