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The I-pad chargers supply current at 12V and not 5V thus it will not charge the phone faster but will damage the charging port.
Problem Solved The battery was fine and the problem was with the charger. It seems that the charger couldnt transmit enough power to charge the computer while it was in use. I opened the casing of the charger and observed that 2 capacitors were swelled. I changed them with new ones (I found then in a video receiver). Now its working like the first day I got ...
I think it's always best to go straight to the source: http://www.apple.com/batteries/ There are a lot of myths that come with batteries. It used to be the case that you shouldn't charge a device until it was completely discharged—that the more you drain to 0%, the better it is on the battery. In reality, there are all sorts of strange theories, but if you ...
The typical process of charging a battery: First the system detects the power plug. Now the Battery status is evaluated and and the battery circuit determines the amount of current to draw. It is not like a hose, it is a calculated current amount. In other words the battery is the boss and only takes what it needs without overheating or damage. If you ...
This is only educated speculation, but I imagine it's related to the amount of switching that has to take place when changing from battery power to being on the mains. The electrical input needs to be registered, the hardware switched from running off battery to a charging state if needed, and time for the kernel to be informed of the state change based on ...
Status says 'Check Battery'. Looks like time for a new one, maybe? Potential cycle count for that machine is 1000, & you're pretty near that figure. Source: Mac notebooks: Determining battery cycle count
Pro-tip: Use an iPad charger on your iPhone and it will fill up 2x as fast.
That article is focusing on the possible dangers of starting a fire if not original components are used. Now you can ignore it and continue using non apple hardware at your own risk (usually small but it can happen), or use OEM hardware that is designed to prevent overheating (over-current) and it will shut down before serious stuff occurs. Definitely do ...
Try disconnecting the adapter from the plug and rotating it 180 degrees. Not sure why it works, but it works.
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