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iPad charging cable

by volvogirl / September 23, 2012 9:01 AM PDT

I have an iPad2. I extended my charging cable by adding a standard USB cable between the iPad cable and the wall adaptor plug. Well my husband needed a USB cable so I took it off and found another short usb cable in my box. But this one was thinner and charged my ipad slower. So my question is....are there different kinds of usb cables, like for usb 2 & 3? Is this one good for anything or should I just throw it away?

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Not all USB cables are created equal!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 23, 2012 9:16 AM PDT
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you may have one that only handles USB 1.0 or cannot handle the amount of power that is required to charge an iPad in a reasonable time.

Chunk it and get another one


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Thanks, That's what I thought
by volvogirl / September 23, 2012 9:21 AM PDT

Think I'll go to Fry's and see if I can find a White USB cable for it. Are newer cables all the same or should I look for a speed rating or something?

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Some are marked USB 2.0 while others are marked
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 23, 2012 10:52 PM PDT

USB Hi-Speed.

If you have a choice, go with the HI-Speed


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