USB Power And The iPad – Don’t Freak – It’ll ChargeIt’s fairly well known from user complaints over the weekend the iPad charges a bit differently then the logic used in our brain.Â Here is the low down on the iPad USB power issue if you don’t feel like reading 20 paragraphs for these simple points:
The iPad will power over USB ports with “high power” while in use.
- The iPad will [obviously] charge when used with the supplied 10 watt power adapter.
- The iPad will not charge over lower powered USB ports while “in use”Â however, they will charge when asleep.
- If the user gets the iPad message “Not Charging” you must take this literally.Â This means the use of the iPad will equal the draw of power and only when it goes to sleep will it recharge…so it’s like a break even.