Ipad3 charging battery problem

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    I wanted to know if anyone was having the same problem Iam. My ipad 3 when being charged, the charger gets really hot and is slow in charging the Ipad.
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    Having the charger get [very] hot is normal behavior for a charger. It's it's function - to convert the power from the mains to something the iPad can use to charge. That conversion uses energy, which is dissipated by giving off heat.

    As far as it not charging the iPad fast, (1) make sure you are using the iPad charger AND that you are plugging the charger into the wall outlet, not the computer's USB ports. Most computers don't put out as much wattage. And, while an iPhone/iPod charger will work, they will be much slower as they don't provide as much "juice." The iPhone charger puts out 5 watts, while the iPad charger puts out 10 watts.

    Or, (2) when you are talking about the iPad3, then it's going to take much long to charge it than either of the other two iPads. The battery is so much bigger, so it will take more time to charge. Again, this is normal...even with an iPad charger plugged into the wall.

    Hope some of this clarifies.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks I was just kinda worry about the heat it was giving out. I will also turn off the apps when not in use to conserve battery life.
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    That's also answered my question, I was conserned about it getting hot, thanks for that, I understand now.... :). Just might not be able to charge it down the camp site xD
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    I've never noticed it getting too hot but I did notice it takes a little longer to charge.
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    Are you using the correct charger , if so average charge Time is 5 hours, the charger gets warm for the first hour or so then slowly less so.
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    Had some trouble with charging - discharging myself (iPad 3) forget the heat . Whenever it's possible do both without cases or covers -- naked -- this allows the appropriate heat dissipation. The charger now stays ahead of Skype. Ergo - cover it only when ya have to.
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    Bet Mythbusters to test the myth haha.

    I don't think I like the sound of a lemon charging my power though.
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    I have a 4s as well so I'm not sure which is which.

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    When the Ipad shuts itself down due to insufficient battery, and you charge it with your charger, the charger initially can get a little hot above normal for a few minutes or hours.
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    The iPhone charger is smaller, the iPad charger is a 5 v 10 watt , 2 A, pic attached

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    Gotcha. That's the one in my car, the smallest one is in the house for the phone. I have the a/c plug in my car and use it for both as I'm on the road a lot. Use the cig lighter plug for everything else :)

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    So you plug the iPad charger into a AC (Alternating Current) socket in your car? Or is it a 12v to AC Inverter?
    Or are you plugging the iPad into a 12v cig lighter charger?
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    It's a socket in the car. Just plug it in like I'm home.

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    I would suggest checking your outlets with other devices to see if it causes them any extra heat, to make sure it's not a faulty outlet. Also, in a related note, I would suggest keeping your iPad off of carpet, pillows, or beds while watching movies or heavy browsing -- simply because it conduces heat and makes it harder to ensure a long lifespan of the device itself. Even though the device is fully capable of running hot (many times) without significant damage, it's still smart to take the best care of it.
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    Leaving it on bed to listen to music is ok isn't it? I place it the side, near my pillows, uncharged, but play music, I don't have a long play list about 3 hours long (I listen to music to help me sleep). Thanks for the advise though.
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    Ultimately, placing it on the carpet or bed itself won't do too much damage to the device whatsoever and most people just threat their device as a normal "thing" used around the house.

    I have always tried to ensure lossless quality for all of my devices (obsessive a little bit) and try to think about the minute details that can (extremely slowly) degrade any machines performance. So, ultimately, the ground has dust, hair, and bacteria on it -- so even when I put my device on the ground, I try to have a small book underneath it so that it doesn't get as warm and doesn't touch the actual carpet and/or dust.

    Again, though, for a casual use of the iPad in the way you're suggesting, you'll be fine, but if you can, just keep a small book next to your bed so you can lay the iPad on top of it. I hope this helps a little!
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    I heard so much that ipad3 got really heated up, and was waiting for better model, it appeared is a 'normal' thing, I think I'm going to get one soon.

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