That innocuous looking little fella above is proving to be quite a handy companion for my iPad mini. It’s an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter. I use it in tandem with the Lightning to USB cable that came with the iPad mini and I’m seeing very quick charge times with it.
When I let the iPad mini run all the way down until it powers down automatically, I can get it charged from zero to 100% in under 3 hours. I’ve done this a number of times and consistently seen it take around 2 hours and 45 – 55 minutes.
That feels pretty fast to me – especially as I’ve seen some people online mentioning 5 and 6 hour charge times for their iPad minis.
I’m feeling like the $19 investment in the 12W power adapter was well worthwhile.
For those of you with iPad minis, how fast is your charging typically? Are you using a 12W adapter?