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iPad is really hot!

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I just went to check it to see if it had completed it's charge and it is super hot. I think because it is in a case. It never did this before I got the case.

I mean it is really warm. I took it out of the case and it is cooling down. Interesting how lots of cases say "an opening to charge the ipad is available while in the case"
 

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I've never had this issue even when charging in my ZooGue case...
 

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Just because it has an opening for the port, doesn't mean it's good at letting heat out. The iPad doesn't really vent heat out the docking port or the speakers.
 

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Yeah but my iPad is usually out of the case to charge anyhow...
 

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at least make sure you turn off the screen.

I can see it getting hot if its:

#1 being charged
#2 in a case
#3 Screen is on

all at the same time, will definitely generate some heat. If you do charge it while in a case, at least try and turn the screen off.
 

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Or, I could see it generating heat if you had it charging in an area with poor reception with 3G constantly searching for a signal...
 
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at least make sure you turn off the screen.

I can see it getting hot if its:

#1 being charged
#2 in a case
#3 Screen is on

all at the same time, will definitely generate some heat. If you do charge it while in a case, at least try and turn the screen off.

You think if I had turned if off and left it in the case it would not have gotten warm? Hell. Hot?

Good to know, Mike! Thanks!
 

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I've never taken mine out of the case when charging...it has never gotten remotely warm...ever. Sounds like you have a problem or aren't using the apple provided charger...are you using an after market cable or adapter?
 

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This is not anything new to the iPad. I would never charge a laptop in a case, it will get VERY hot as well.
 
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I've never taken mine out of the case when charging...it has never gotten remotely warm...ever. Sounds like you have a problem or aren't using the apple provided charger...are you using an after market cable or adapter?

No of course not. I would never use a different charger. What problem could there be?

It never over heats when I charge it out of the case. Of course I just gotten this case, so this was the first time I charged it in the case.

Apparently, others have experienced this too.
 
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This is not anything new to the iPad. I would never charge a laptop in a case, it will get VERY hot as well.

Good to know ~
and your are right, I would never charge my lap top in the case either, but on most cases I looked at for the iPad, they specifically tell you that you can as there is that open slot to do so.
 

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