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Problem With iPad Mini Charger

Message #1 - Posted 2012/11/18 - W

I just received my iPad Mini from Apple, and I'm observing a strange behavior with the charger. If I have the charger plugged in and then plug in the iPad side of the charger later, the iPad does NOT recharge. If I then remove the wall socket side of the connection and plug back into the wall, suddenly I hear the familiar beep sound from the iPad and it does start to recharge.

Has anyone seen a similar behavior with an Apple charger? Is this a defect in the charger?

W

Message #2 - Posted 2012/11/20 - David Empson

W wrote:

I just received my iPad Mini from Apple, and I'm observing a strange behavior with the charger. If I have the charger plugged in and then plug in the iPad side of the charger later, the iPad does NOT recharge. If I then remove the wall socket side of the connection and plug back into the wall, suddenly I hear the familiar beep sound from the iPad and it does start to recharge.

Has anyone seen a similar behavior with an Apple charger?

Not me. For devices using the old dock connector, I normally have the power adapter plugged in all the time, with the device cable connected at the power adapter end (USB plug). I plug the dock cable end into the device when I want to charge it.

My iPhone 5 (with lightning connector) works the same way, so I'd expect the same from an iPad mini.

Do you have another iPhone, iPod or iPad charger you can try? The iPad mini will work with any of them. Just plug the USB end of the cable into the other power adapter.

Is this a defect in the charger?

Possibly.

When it is in the "not charging but everything plugged in" state, what happens if you:

(a) Unplug the lightning connector then plug it in again?

(b) Unplug the USB end of the lightning cable from the power adapter and plug it back in again?

For my iPhone 5, both of these indicate the device is charging.

David Empson
dempson@actrix.gen.nz

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