Help me choose which of these chargers to use.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by leyonds, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. leyonds

    leyonds New Member

    Jan 10, 2013
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    I have an iPad Air 2 that is currently in iOS 10.1.1. I have been using it for more than a year.

    I had this problem about the charging port because it doesn't charge using the lighting cable and wall charger that came with it. I also bought from power mac store a spare lighting and wall charger though the problem still persists. But it charges fine using the original apple lightning cable and a wall adapter from my samsung adaptive fast charger. I came up thinking that the power chip or something inside has been damaged. Since then, I have been using the samsung adapter and the original apple lighting cable.

    For now, I also had a chance to try different combinations of cables and adapters.

    -The original apple lightning and samsung adapter;
    -The original apple wall adapter and a non-apple certified mfi lighting cable.

    Also, whenever I boot the ipad in recovery/dfu mode, the computer doesn't recognize the ipad using the original lighting cable. So I cannot update or restore through iTunes because it stuck in the 'connect to itunes' logo. Whereas using the non apple certified mfi lightning cable recognize it and it continues to update or restore in itunes. But, syncing files, backup and restore backup in itunes either works.

    Which should I use in charging?

    Thank you!
  2. viper2lt

    viper2lt Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2007
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    following this thread since i also have this problem but on an old ipad 2. goodluck to us!
  3. hitme64

    hitme64 PhilMUG Addict Member

    Apr 2, 2007
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    Easy. Use the one the charges your device. Period.
  4. Philmuger

    Philmuger Member

    Jun 25, 2015
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    For me it's the power brick that's the most important so use a 10w charger at the very least to charge at full speed.

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