Is there a way to charge ipad from PC?

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    Good Day 
    I have noticed that iPad doesn't charge through PC though iPhone and iPod does. I'm curious to know, is there anything I can do to charge my iPad via PC. Should I need to buy additional accessory for that? 
    Please advice and guide me as I'm totally new to this gadget 
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    It says that it isn't charging but it is actually trickle charging, for a quick charge you need to plug it into the mains charger but if you don't need a quick boost then the USB slot on your PC/mac will be fine.

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    Yea it will just take forever like Gabriel said it's charging just really slowwwwly!
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    iPad Charging

    On the outside chance you have an Asus motherboard there is a program from Asus called Ai Charger. Google Ai Charger and you will find it, download, install and run. When you attach your iPad to your PC it will sync and charge (and tell you it is charging) at about the same rate as the wall wart.
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    Do you have a powered usb hub? if so that should be fine, mine works when I plug it in to sync using my powered hub,
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    my iPad charges fine when I plug it into my iMac to sync. I hadn't noticed it charging any slower than when I plug into the mains
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    It only has that issue with pc's, macs will charge normal.
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    If you have a gigabyte motherboard you can download a program/driver called on/off charge
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    Duh!! silly me. In my defence I haven't slept since sat now Monday morning lol but quite right!!
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    LOL I am like that most days
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    thank god I'm not the only one lol
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    There is a simple solution to this. Due to the low power output of each USB port you should use a dual USB adaptor that draws power from two ports simultaneously.
    Works like a charm :)
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    I have found this software from Asus that works with any windows computer.



    event.asus.com/mb/2010/ai_charger/


    Sorry for the link but I am new and can't post full links
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    Thanks for the link bro just what I was looking for

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