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Just FYI...charing the iPad via USB

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Matth3w, May 26, 2010.

  1. Matth3w
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    Everyone figured out the day of release that the iPad was not charging on many USB ports...unless you had a new MacBook or Mac.

    I am here to tell you that it DOES charge, even if barely so, and even if it says it's not.

    Last night I went to bed and left my iPad hooked up to my computer. It said not charged. It was at 37%. This morning, about 5.5 hours later, it was at 86%. So obviously it is just a tiny trickle charge, but it does, in fact, charge even when it says it is not.

    I figured this out by accident the first couple days I had the iPad but since I'm just now starting out on this forum I thought I would mention it just in case it hasn't been mentioned before.

    EDIT: DAMMIT I missed the G in charging in the title, can a mod please fix that? Obviously we don't want to char the iPad.
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
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    Yes, it will trickle charge.... Even if it says "not charging". It says that because the USB port is not giving it the full 10 watts it needs for normal charge.....

    And yes, been discussed before, but no harm bringing it up again for new users.
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    Apparently even if it says it's not charging, it usually is, just very slowly.
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    And it works like a champ.

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