Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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My MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter becomes extremely hot. Why?

Out of nothing, my MagSafe to MagSafe2 converter became extremely hot while charging. So hot, I could not even touch it. What could cause it? I've been using it so I can leave multiple old 85W ...
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Hot iPad charger wall adapter

The charger that came with my iPad Air the square adapter that plugs into the socket stays warm even when nothing is connected other than that it works perfectly fine. I was wondering if this ...
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iPhone Not Charging When Plugged In?

My device is simply not charging while connected to my Windows 8 system. I've heard of my friends having this issue too. There is no connection issue, my computer recognizes it is plugged in, but I ...
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Mac Air -first no sound, now it won't charge

First the sound went out on my macbook air. I was in the airport and tried everything I knew, nothing worked. Then I went to plug into an outlet I found, and realized it wasn't charging. It does ...
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Apple charging system

Would it be possible to create a device that can potentially suck the charge from one iPhone 5/6 (lighting connector) and charge another with it? Does the iPhone give out any voltage from the lighting ...
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Can pmset's ChargeInhibit be used to prevent battery charging? [duplicate]

I've been using my MacBook with AC power a lot lately and I thought that if I could use pmset to run on AC power whenever available and keep my battery at roughly 50% that would extend the life of my ...
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Why does my Mac start up immediately when plugged in, while my iPhone needs to start up?

What causes the difference between my mac an my iPhone, where my Mac can boot and become useful immediately after being plugged in, while my phone needs a couple of minutes before it can even start to ...
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How can I charge and output audio from iPhone 5 in a car?

I want to charge my iPhone 5 and listen to the music using AUX in my car. How can I do this using one cable? I have such a cable for my iPhone 4. Is there any good option for iPhone 5?
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If I leave my chargers plugged into the wall socket at all times, do they consume energy?

This is something I always wondered about: when I leave my charger plugged on the wall socket but not charging anything, is it still consuming energy? Some notebook chargers have a led that is ...
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Why doesn't iTunes backup every time I charge my iPhone?

I read years ago when they introduced wireless syncing with iTunes, that they would backup my phone every time I would charge my phone wirelessly. I waited years and to this day this still doesn't ...
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Is there an iOS app that measures/reports the battery charging current?

I suspect my fake lightening cable charge my iPhone 5 much slower than my original lightening cable on the same charger. Is there an app that will display the current battery draw/charging current and ...
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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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Earthed (Grounded) Stubby Plug for MacBook AC Adapter

Much hay has been made of the apparent grounding issue while using the stubby plug on a MacBook AC adapter. While I understand it is completely safe to have a bit of grounding flowing through the ...
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iPad Mini won't charge or even show whether it's charging or not on the screen

Recently, my iPad Mini has had problems charging. I would have to plug and unplug the iPad several times before it starts charging. Today, the battery ran out and I had to charge it again. But, it ...
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iPhone 5 charging sound keep repeating, why?

I am using my iPhone 5 for iOS development so it is attached to computer via cable and often when I hold it and rotate it to see screen in a different orientation and I accidentally touch the cable at ...
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How to make iPhone turned on after charging

I often charge my iPhone when it ran out of battery. I often postponed charging my iPhone until it really run out of battery. After I charge my iPhone, I usually go to sleep or rest or forget about ...
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If we run out of battery and then charge iPhone, will it turn back on?

I just called by my lawyers 133 times for some very important message. My iPhone is just 3 meters in front of me being charged. Finally my lawyer come to my apartment and we both saw that the iPhone ...
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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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Macbook gets power but does not charge

I have a Macbook (Core 2 Duo, 2011 model) which does not charge when I attach my Magsafe charger attached to it. However, it does not discharge as well as apparently it does get power from it. This is ...
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Replacement Battery for iPod Video Works temporarily

I have an iPod video that needed a replacement battery due to it not holding a charge and only working while the iPod was plugged into an outlet or computer. After the first replacement the iPod ...
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IPAD MINI WONT TURN ON!!! even after charging and it doesnt show a battery symbol [closed]

Ive got an ipad mini, and it is completely dead. I mean dead as it doesnt come on at all even if i charge it over a day. It doesnt even show a battery symbol when you turn it on. ive tried all the ...
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iPhone Dead, No Charger

Someone dropped their iPhone near my door. The neighbor picked it up, phoned me, and told me it has my number in it so it's probably someone I know. But now, the phone is dead, and I don't have an ...
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Power consumption of a bash command

I want to run a bash script on my jailbroken iPhone whenever it is being charged. Currently my script looks like this: #!/bin/bash ACpower=$(pmset -g | sed -n '2 p' | grep -o '*') if [ "$ACpower" ...
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How do you turn on a iphone 4 when your power button doesn't work and your phone wont charge?

This is the second time my phone turns off on full battery and I cant turn it back on last time i waited two days i guess it drained the battery and all but this time my phone was on 30 % I've called ...
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MacBook Air battery at 100% but shuts off when unplugged

I've been having a bit of a nightmare with my MacBook Air battery this last few months. This is my final shot at trying to solve the issue before I resign myself to needing a new machine. Machine ...
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Does a battery's remaining power drop consistently regardless of remaining charge?

how does the remaining battery life when plugging in factor in to the overall amount of usable computer time? E.g., with a full-charged deep cell battery, a fully-charged laptop, a power inverter, ...
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Estimating battery life remaining while charging in OS X

Retina Macbook Pro's battery life is amazing, and it is handy having an accurate estimate of how much longer it will last on the remaining charge, in hours and minutes. While charging however, it ...
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iPhone 4S on iOS 8 slow wake response

When the iPhone is charging, the response is quick. When it is not charging, sometimes the response lags. The lag is like this when not charging: Presses home/power button. Delays 1-2 seconds before ...
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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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Does Macbook Air (mid 2013) bypass battery after it's charged?

I have a MBA mid 2013. I was wondering if a MBA is plugged in charge, does it bypass battery after it's fully charged? Because while I am working it's always plugged, I wonder how this will affect ...
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iPhone 5 does not work while charging

My iPhone 5 does not respond to swipes and gestures on the touch screen, while charging. The buttons work fine. What is this issue, I have on 2 iPhone 5 devices - so not only one. Rebooting does not ...
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Does a driver exist to step up a PC USB 3.0 port to charge an iPad at 12W?

The iPad Retina requires 12W to charge. It appears the Mac has special non-usb-standard drivers that step up the USB 3.0 port to provide the extra power for charging. My question is: Does a driver ...
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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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Can I use my iPhone charger with my iPad?

My iPad 1 charger was burned because of high voltage, so it stopped working. Currently, I am using an iPhone 3GS mini charger. It charges the iPad but only very slowly when the iPad is on but the ...
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What are the best practices for battery longevity?

How do you maximize the cycle count of your battery? There seems to be a debate between: Leave plugged in 24/7 but do a full cycle once a month Charge to ~100%, drain to ~10%, repeat. NOTE: ...
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iPhone 4S - sudden drop in battery percentage

I have an iPhone 4S and I just ran into a really weird issue the third time now: the battery percentage would suddenly drop 30-40-50%. One minute, it's, say, 69%, the next minute it's 25%. If I put it ...
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How many amps should an iPhone 5s car charger output?

When looking on Amazon for a car charger I noticed that different items have different amp values, 2.1 and 3.1 being the most frequent. What is the recommended value? Does it even matter? Is there ...
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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Why does my battery drop with 1% within a minute after removing the charger?

I just got a new iPhone 5S a week ago. Works perfectly aside from the fact that the battery tends to act weirdly. As mentioned in the title, when I remove the charger the battery percentage drop by a ...
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Retina macbook max USB power output

Could someone tell me how much Ampere the retina macbook pro can deliver over usb. I thought that one should be able to charge an ipad with a retina macbook which would mean, that it should be about ...
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Will iPhone 4 turn on automatically when charging?

If my iPhone 4 dies, will it turn back on automatically after I put it on charge? The reason I ask this is my lock button is broken and I'm afraid to let my phone die. What should I do?
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Getting a < 75 Watt charger for a macbook pro due to flight constraints

My MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012) charger has a rating of 85 Watts. I want to use it on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. (24 hours). (Airbus A380-800). You can plug in an AC ...
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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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Troubleshooting a MacBook Pro that is not charging from power

My MacBook Pro isn't charging, the light on the charger isn't lit, and the battery image indicates it is not charging . The computer is approximately a year old. I've tried multiple outlets, so I ...
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MacBook Pro - Only runs while MagSafe charger connected

My 2013 MacBook Pro only runs while the MagSafe power charger is connected. Model Number: A1425 (EMC 2672) When the charger is disconnected system immediately powers off (no shutdown). MagSafe ...
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Macbook battery problem

I have a MacBook 13" (A1181) running Mac OS X 10.6.8, I have a problem with the battery When its turned off it responds to power button only when charger plugged in. After starting i can remove the ...
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Disparity between “Charge remaining” and “Full Charge Capacity” on relatively new MacBook Pro?

I have the latest retina MacBook Pro. While looking at some statistics, I saw the following: My computer is currently on 100% charge (charger is plugged in), and it seems odd that the difference is ...
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What is the ideal charging behavior for a new Retina MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

I've called Apple Support a bunch of times, but I got conflicting answers. To my knowledge, new technology makes it okay to keep the charger plugged in non-stop, but I want to make sure I am properly ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2010) replacement power supply issue

I have a multi macbook/macbook pro household, made up of a 2006 mb, mid 2008 mbp, and mid2010 mbp models. I recently purchased a new 85 watt power supply and immediately noticed that it would not ...
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Can not charge iPhone 5 from Macboook after Mavericks upgrade

I have a Macbook and usually have it plugged into power. I then connect iPhone 5 via USB port to charge the iPhone - it has worked for 3 years. I updated my software to Mavericks last week and now ...