Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Is it safe to use my US iPhone/iPad charger with a simple European plug adapter?

I'm using the US wall adapter that came with my iPhone to charge it: When I travel to Europe, is it safe to use this with a simple US-European adapter, or do I need a transformer or some other ...
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Only my cable can recharge my iPhone

My iPhone cable is the only one that can recharge my iPhone 5. I have tested around 5 other iPhone 5/6 cables and none of them work. I am apprehensive of either losing my cable or breaking it. The ...
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iphone 5s screen switches from apple logo to low battery sign

my phone is fully charged and a few days ago it would turn off so i would plug it in and just leave it plugged in and it would tun on after a few hours or so. when it would turn back on i would use it ...
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Battery or power adapter problem?

I have a problem charging my battery. When I plug my power adapter into my MacBook Pro, the power adapter's light turns green (it doesn't change to orange) and my monitor light turns on (which means ...
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Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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MacBook Air Wifi works better when plugged in?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air, and I've noticed that my WiFi connectivity seems to work much better when the laptop is plugged in, or when the laptop is at full battery. I recently lost my WiFi due ...
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iPad 4 not charging solution with usb 3.0 dual ports Y adapter

Just recently picked up an iPad 4. Saw that it specifies "not charging" when plugged into the usb port. Saw that it is a common issue due to usb power. I have usb 3.0 ports on my desktop so I tried ...
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Software to control the amps output through USB

I have a 2014 MBP, and I'm trying to set it so I can charge my phone off the USB. I know it's 3.0 because it is capable of 1000mA in this cropped screenshot of my System Information: But it's ...
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Magsafe's indicator light goes off, battery gets not charged further

Yesterday, all of a sudden, my macbook pro (15 inch early-2016) started to forget how to charge its battery. According to the battery icon, almost everything looks great but one thing. It doesn't ...
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How can I charge a mobile phone on my MacBook Air (like I used to be able to)?

I used to be able to turn my macbook air on, plug in an android phone, then close the lid and the phone would keep charging. Note, this was not the same as charge-and-sleep, which works all the time (...
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Apple iPhone 5 doesn't charge attached to a laptop

My Apple iPhone 5 doesn't charge attached to a laptop. It works fine attached to a wall charger. Plugging in the USB cable into laptop doesn't generate an audible feedback. I am running Windows 8.1 ...
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Does Mac power adapter die if you leave it plugged in?

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro 15". A couple of days ago I had charged my MacBook and left the charger to the socket and it died. When I tried running diagnostics, it showed that power adapter ...
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USB Power Adapter gets really hot?

Is it okay if your power adapter gets hot, because mine gets really really hot, it's kinda burning to the touch and I'm really worried, especially because my Iphone is brand new and i don't live in US,...
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Iphone 3GS not charging

My IPhone was on 20% last night and I immediately plugged it in to the wall, it continuously kept connecting and disconnecting and at times giving "Charging is not supported with this accessory". ...
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iPhone auto-power-off after power disconnection

I have an old iPhone 4s that I use as a music player in the car. It is plugged into a cigar-lighter socket that is only powered when the ignition is on. The phone's battery life is not particularly ...
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Macbook Pro Retina – “Battery Is Not Charging”

My Retina MacBook Pro is currently on 4% battery power, but when I plug it in, the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and ...
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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?

I seem to be able to charge my iPhone 5 on a variety of USB chargers (car ones included). My iPad retina (iPad 4) seems to be very fussy about which chargers it will actually charge up on. (The ...
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My iPhone will only charge with one charger and the rest will say “this cable or accessory may not be…”

Long story short, my iPhone 6s went under sandy water for about 10 seconds before I was able to save it. Before I even thought that something could happen to the charging system, I plugged it in about ...
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Charge iPad Pro 12.9 on an USB 3 port?

I just read through Fast Charging iPad Pro 12.9 and am intrigued. However I'd like to use the USB 3 port on my MacBook air instead of buying a new power brick just for the iPad Pro. Has anybody ...
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Charging an iPhone from a closed MacBook

I always thought you couldn't charge an iPhone from a closed macbook without opening it first, and then closing it after plugging the iPhone in. However today my phone was completely dead and I was on ...
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My MacBook Air won't charge correctly : the light is green instead of orange

I have a 2009 MacBook Air (MacBookAir2,1) I have a compatible MagSafe and a Apple one. Sometimes (almost most of the time), when the computer is running and not in sleep, if I plug the MagSafe, it ...
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Safety of “Apple”-branded iPhone chargers listed on Amazon vs. MFi-Certified alternatives

On Amazon.com, there are numerous iPhone chargers listed, the top results of which fall into two categories: Apple-branded chargers (which seem to be authentic and made by Apple) but have very poor ...
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Do the current Apple USB Keyboards support charging the iPad?

As the new owner of an iPad, it was disappointing, but not surprising, to see a "not charging" in the upper right hand corner of my iPad when I connected it via USB to my Apple Keyboard from 2007. ...
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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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How to differentiate original and fake Apple 5W USB power adapter A1400 / MD813ZM/A?

I did receive a European 5 watt USB charger model A1400 that claims to be from Apple. The charger even claims to be designed by Apple in California and made in China. Possibly by "Salcomp". The "made ...
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Will it damage my iPad if I use an iPhone charger to charge it?

I have the opposite issue of this question: Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger? I want to use my iPhone charger (plugged directly into main electricity) to charge my iPad. I've noticed ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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iPhone 5C taking >25 minutes to charge from a dead battery from <8 hours ago

I have an iPhone 5C, and I left it in the charger for >25 minutes to recover from a dead battery within the last 8 hours. It will not turn on. The charger works. It can charge another iPhone (6 Plus). ...
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Can the 12-inch macbook charge from USB-A?

While it's nice to have a laptop that can charge over a standard cable, USB-C is not yet ubiquitous. USB-A is: you can be sure that whatever hotel room or office you visit, you will find a place to ...
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Will my 14.5V USB-C charger destroy my 9.7 inch iPad Pro?

The charger is the one for the MacBook (29W) and the iPad is the 9.7 inch Pro. Can they be used together without damaging the iPad battery?
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Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15" is not charging with dim green light

I have spilled a bit of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Pro this Monday. It continued working just fine. So, I took it home, and 2h later, when I pluged the charger in, the light turned into a ...
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Can a 2015 Macbook Air MagSafe 2 charging cable be filed down to work with a 2009 Macbook Pro?

The title pretty much says it all. I ordered a MagSafe 2 charger before realizing my MacBook Pro uses the Original MagSafe plug. After looking at both plugs, it appears the MagSafe 2 plug would fit ...
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iPhone 5s discharges when connected to MacBook while MacBook is charging

MacBook Air connected to charger and is fully charged. iPhone 5s connected to MacBook Air and battery in iPhone discharges instead of charging. How can I troubleshoot this?
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OS X El Capitan High Kernel CPU while charging [duplicate]

I'm running OS X version 10.11.5 on macbook pro Late 2013. Have tried Resetting SMC & Resetting NVRAM but it doesn't help. Kernel_tasks takes 100%+ cpu during charging and room temperature is ...
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Apple Watch charger not charging

I have an Apple Watch Sport. Today I tried using a car port to charge my Watch. However, it does not work. I used the same charger and port yesterday and it worked fine. Why is my Apple Watch not ...
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Macbook will say it's charging, but it's not

I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 Early 2011 (MacbookPro8,1). It's on its second battery (DP bq20z451 manufactured Dec 2012) from March 2015. It was working fine for a while, but in the last month it's ...
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iPad 3 Charging Error

My iPad 3 was not charging or turning on. I plugged it in for a while and then held Home & Power for 45 seconds. I was able to connect it to iTunes through my iMac and thought all was OK. I ...
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Is this MacBook Pro charger safe to use?

I happen to accidentally jam my charger in between a few moving objects and this was, unfortunately, the resut. Is this still safe to use? Are there any risks to continuing using assuming it will ...
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Faulty magsafe 2 diagnosis

I found a Magsafe 2 60W power adapter in the electronics trash and I would like to find out where it's fault is. I am pretty sure I can handle most of the common repairs on the chargers. I am asking, ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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MacBook Pro charging tip [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a Mac Book Pro Retina, I'm going to use it mostly at home and when needed I'll take it to my workplace, and so forth. I know it does not have a removable battery, so I'm wondering ...
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Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the time damage the battery? [duplicate]

I am using my early 2015 MacBook Pro as a desktop by connecting it to an external display, thus, it needs to be plugged in to a charger all the time. Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the ...
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My iPhone Won't Charge!

I have an iPhone 6 and I've been using it for around 6 months now. It has never ever fell on the ground or in water so I don't understand. My problem is, my iPhone just won't charge. Here are the ...
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Two iPhone users update their devices to the newest iOS version and have their phones fried

Hello Apple Stack Exchange Community! I run a local computer and phone repair shop, and I've run into something I haven't seen before. Two of my past clients, both who take meticulous care of their ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime

I have an 11" MacBook Air 6,1 from mid 2013 that I found discarded and had restored but now seems dead again. I got the machine with a broken screen backlight and missing SSD. I took it to the Genius ...
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MacBook Air 2012 won't charge or boot

I have a Mid 2012 11" MacBook Air that won't charge or boot. I've tested the charger with multiple other MacBook Airs, and the charger works fine. I have researched this and have done everything from ...
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My Mid-2015 Macbook Pro no longer rapid charges my Nexus 6P over USB, why?

The USB3.0 ports on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro always charged my Nexus 6P "rapidly" (as reported by the phone), meaning at 2100mA+ or so. However, a couple months ago (around January/February), this ...
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Debugging charging problem with MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (unibody late 2008 15") A few weeks ago the charger was causing hassle and eventually the connector came loose. The MacBook eventually lost power. Then, I asked my friend for ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15'' Late 2013 Stoppped Charging

Related questions here and here. Hi everyone. This is what happened to me: I was giving a class, in a 200 people auditorium, and there were lots of power extensions and cables for everyone to ...