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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by HRK87, Dec 9, 2010.

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    My iPad was charged to 8% - meaning the battery was almost dying, but I wanted to sync it real quick and connected it to my laptop. Of course the not charging msg came up. After about 5 hours, despite 'not charging' I disconnected it and the battery's at 41% right now. Is that normal?
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    One of the things I noticed that iPad doesn't do is charge via USB to my iMac like both my Blackberry and Droid do. So no, it's not normal I don't know how to explain that.
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    Sorry, Hook, but that is very normal. It is charging, just slowly, should be about 75% slower, but, it seems to be only about 50% slower time wise. Normal charge starts out at about 2amps and ramps slowly down to a trickle over time. With USB it starts out about 0.5amps ( 500milli amps) and takes longer, but it will charge it to 100% overnight. I do it all the time, seldom use the iPad charger, except for the once a month less than 20% to 100% charge.:)
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    Apple state that charging via USB nay occurs with "newer" Macs. That's why the adapter that comes with it is a wall charger.

    I've noticed that mine does charge VERY slowly on my PC, since it only takes a couple of hours for an 80% charge on the wall, and I get 10-12 hours per charge, it doesn't matter much.
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    They should change that message from Not Charging to Charging, but not real fast!

    The thing you have to be careful of when you hook your iPad up to a PC or laptop is that if your power saver mode puts your computer to sleep or into hibernation mode, it will stop charging and could even possibly start depelting your battery.
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    I think I'll try syncing and charging at the same time. Sounds good to me!

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