New ipad battery depletion while plugged in

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  1. Ufo00

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    I have a new iPad 32 gb wifi only. I've searched this forum and didn't find anything on what I'm experiencing.

    When I plug my new iPad into power to charge it, because it's getting low on battery, I continue to use while it's charging. I notice that the battery percentage indicator keeps dropping instead of slowly rising like my iPad 2 did. The battery keeps dropping while plugged into power until it powers off completely. This is crazy.

    I could use my ipad2 indefinitely if it was plugged into power. Now, I can't use my new iPad with it plugged in before it runs out of power!

    Has anyone experienced this on the new iPad?
     
  2. Jrs22

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    I have an iPad (3rd gen) 64g and I'm not having this problem. I suspect it.charges more slowly when I'm using it, especially relative to my iPad 2, but it does charge,

    Are you using apps like games that use more power than apps like safari?
     
  3. Yakuzagang5

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    Are you using the cable that came with the iPad itself? All other cables will not work.
     
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    The supplied charger will keep up with most usage except those which are power intensive. Look at ways to reduce your power consumption. Do you have other apps running in the background? Most do not, but there are some that continue to consume power. Is your brightness above 50%? The higher the brightness setting on automatic, you can consume up to twice the juice.
     
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    This has been an issue for some. Like others said if you are running "intense" apps the charger will not keep up with the usage. I saw the article in the gadget section of Zite.
     
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    Is this true? I've used my iPad 2 charger and cable to fully charge my iPad 3 on several occasions, though I haven't tried to use the iPad while it's charging. The cable that came with the iPad 3 looks identical to all the other cables of my apple idevices- iPod, iPhone, iPad 2.
     
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    The iPad 2 charger is a 10W charger just like the new iPad charger. However, iPod and iPhone chargers are only 5W and so will charge the new iPad more slowly than it's 10W cousin. Some USB ports on computers do not provide enough power to charge the new iPad at all, but most newer ports will supply enough to charge it, but not at the same time as using it. The new iPad has a larger battery compared to previous models to accommodate the larger power draw from the screen (and to a lesser extent the A5X), thus using some apps at the same time as charging it might result in a loss of battery power (as in power being used > charging power).
     
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    All other cables will not work?

    This is untrue.

    I use my iPad 3 in my car for Nav...which mean I run the screen continously. I have a 10W car charger that I bought on Amazon.com. It came with it's own cable. My new iPad gains charge while doing this, though I do admit it seems to do so at a slower rate than how my iPad 2 behaved. I have several other third party cables and 10W chargers that I regularly use on my new iPad and they work just fine. All of the cables I have work too.
     
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    There are some reports of older cables not working, but it should not be an issue with any cable manufactured within the last few years. What is the primary issue, the chargers used for iPhones and iPods, and any computer used (other than recent models) are only rated for 5w charging. Most aftermarket chargers, unless specifically rated for 10w/2.1A will not charge at the full rate. If you are not certain of the rating, you can go ahead an use any charger. Just be sure to give it more time for charging, and it would help if you power off the iPad. If you desire, there are numerous inexpensive chargers, including car chargers, on the market that are rated for the iPad. For use in my car, I have one of those with a cord designed to plug into the iPad 30 pin dock, and plug into the 12 VDC outlet and the stereo aux-in port.
     
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    #10 AQ_OC, Apr 3, 2012
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