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Charger for an 8th gen iPad

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Charger for an 8th gen iPad

I do not have the original charger or cable, but I do have an Apple cable from an older iPad. I tried charging this 8th gen iPad with one of those Aukey charging blocks and it was extremely slow, in several hours it went from 18% to 36%, then several hours later it was only at 40%.

I cannot be certain which exact Aukey device it is, but the the two I have purchased by looking at orders, one says Quick Charge 3.0 55.5W, the other says 50W/10A. This Aukey has no problem charging my old 5th gen iPad.

Is something wrong here? Could it be the 5th gen cable is not sufficient for an 8th gen? I don't think I have any other lightning cables to test with.

This 8th gen iPad recently had its digitizer and battery replaced, by a local authorized Apple Ind. repair place that supposedly has access to genuine parts under that program. Should I be contacting them about it?
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Looks like either of the aukey chargers should have enough juice to charge up an ipad. The Lightning cables have been pretty much the same since it's inception. To eliminate the possible cable problem, see if you can find another lighting cable from somewhere.. a friend ? While you're at it try to find an original ipad charger or charge from a portable charger/battery. But if your existing combo charges your other ipad .. then there is less of a chance its the cable or charger's problem.

The new battery can also be a dud or the charging circuit could've been damaged in the first place. Any issue i'd contact the repair place before whatever warranty they have on the repair expires.
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Contact the repair shop. Most likely the new battery. Its unlikely the cable. The charger may not have juice to relay the power but it will take longer to charge.
I use the same charger and cable for wifes iPhone 11 to charge my old iPad (original Air 1).
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I brought it to a friend's house and tried his iPhone charger and cable, it was fine went from 40% to 100% in an hour or less. I forgot to bring my cable to test that as well. Now I'm confused about what the problem is, unless a 5th gen iPad's battery is just very different from an 8th gen and that's why the charging on the 8th is super slow.
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hystavito wrote: I brought it to a friend's house and tried his iPhone charger and cable, it was fine went from 40% to 100% in an hour or less. I forgot to bring my cable to test that as well. Now I'm confused about what the problem is, unless a 5th gen iPad's battery is just very different from an 8th gen and that's why the charging on the 8th is super slow.
Change both (charger and cable), it charged at your friend house. One of those caused to slow charge.
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Now to see if its your cable or your charger.... can use your laptop/computer as the " charger"... although the amperage will be low, 0.5 or 1 amp max but should work. If it still bad then just get a new cable. You have multiple apple devices, good to have another lightning cable around anyways.
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I just cannot understand this, so I'm now trying a brand new Apple 20W USB-C charger and a brand new Apple USB-C to Lightning cable, and it's still slow, in an hour it went from 17% to 28%. In between I also tried a new Apple USB-A to Lightning cable with my charging blocks and it was super slow.

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