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Old 07-12-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Yesterday this happened to my iPad and today it's happening again.

I plugged it in at 88% power this morning. A few hours later, now it's down to 57%. It's fully plugged in, and it indicates that it is being charged.

Do you know what could be going on here?

Yesterday it eventually started charging up again, so hopefully it will right itself today too.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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You are using power faster then its getting re-charged?

The plug was not in, or the outlet is switched and was off?
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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You are using power faster then its getting re-charged?

The plug was not in, or the outlet is switched and was off?
I'm not using it at all. The plug is completely in. The outlet is functional and on. IPad is now down to 55 percent.
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I powered it down and let it charge in peace for a few hours. Back to 100% now.

Would still love to know why it's been discharging while plugged in lately.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Not an aftermarket charging cable by any chance?
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:26 PM
 
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I powered it down and let it charge in peace for a few hours. Back to 100% now.

Would still love to know why it's been discharging while plugged in lately.
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Not an aftermarket charging cable by any chance?
+1 Check the cable by testing with a different one or a different iPad if you can. Some cables have poor internal wiring and internal wiring can become frayed/damaged/ineffective over time. You could also have apps running in the background, but I'm not sure how likely that would be given you need to discharge faster than you are charging.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:18 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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I'm not using it at all. The plug is completely in. The outlet is functional and on. IPad is now down to 55 percent.
The iPad is telling you it has connectivity to electricity so its not the cable. Go out and spend the $25 for a new Apple charger (they don't come with a cable).
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:21 AM
 
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The iPad is telling you it has connectivity to electricity so its not the cable. Go out and spend the $25 for a new Apple charger (they don't come with a cable).
The charger is not proprietary. OP can plug the iPad into any USB charger or even the USB outlets on his/her TV, computer, game system, car, etc. that provide enough wattage to test if it is the charger. The cable otoh must be MiFi certified and in good working order. The knock off cables skimp on parts and design and the MiFi cables do wear out over time.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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The charger is not proprietary. OP can plug the iPad into any USB charger or even the USB outlets on his/her TV, computer, game system, car, etc. that provide enough wattage to test if it is the charger. The cable otoh must be MiFi certified and in good working order. The knock off cables skimp on parts and design and the MiFi cables do wear out over time.

As to the charger, it depends. One needs the correct amperage and the correct wattage. I prefer to get the correct amperage which is 2.1 and the correct wattage which is 10-15. Using generics is hit or miss depending on the adapter. For items other than Apple, I have no issue using generic adapters. As to the cables, I don't recommend the Chinese knockoffs ever. Fwiw the Apple cable is $20.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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As to the charger, it depends. One needs the correct amperage and the correct wattage. I prefer to get the correct amperage which is 2.1 and the correct wattage which is 10-15. Using generics is hit or miss depending on the adapter.
Sure, and that's why I mentioned the wattage, but the cables are notorious for failing. I mean, it could be the charger, or the cable, or the battery, or the software, or even the outlet, but chargers aren't known for failing and there isn't anything special about the Apple charger.

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For items other than Apple, I have no issue using generic adapters. As to the cables, I don't recommend the Chinese knockoffs ever. Fwiw the Apple cable is $20.
Monoprice and Anker start at $8-$12 with an 18 month and lifetime warranty, respectively.
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