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iPad Charging
Authored by: arizdave on Feb 04, '11 01:10:36PM

Here’s an interesting WTF

I have a newer 27” iMac and the HD partitioned with Mac OS 10.6.6 & the other partition with Windows 7 / bootcamp. The iPad (plugged into any USB port) ALWAYS shows “charging” the iPad on the Mac side no mather what program - including itunes sync, sleep/wake et al. But when I restart into the “Windows 7” still plugged into the same USB port the iPad ALWAY show as “NOT CHARGING”. go figure ???



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iPad Charging
Authored by: boxcarl on Feb 07, '11 11:36:23PM

The reason is that Windows doesn't understand it when the iPad sends a message to the computer saying, "Hey, I can use more than the standard amount of voltage in my USB port." Mac OS X does. It's nothing surprising when you consider that normally the voltage that high wouldn't be sent to a USB port for fear of frying the peripheral attached.



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