How can you replace your iPad 2 charger?


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Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models of Apple's iPad 2 use the company's proprietary 30-pin dock connector port for charging. 30-PIN to USB charging cables are available from Apple both online on Apple.com and in Apple retail stores in a number of countries across the globe, as of December 2015.

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Apple's USB 2.0 cable works with iPod, iPhone and iPad devices and can be used either on its own or with a docking product to sync and charge an iOS device with a computer. Customers can also purchase a USB power adapter from Apple, allowing them to use their USB cord to charge their device directly from a power outlet without a computer. Numerous more inexpensive third-party alternatives are available from retailers such as Amazon.com.

After using the 30-pin design for close to 10 years after its 2003 release, Apple introduced a new charging port called Lightning in 2012, along with the iPhone 5 and a series of new iPods. Fourth generation and beyond iPads also make use of the Lightning connector. The port is 80 percent smaller, sturdier and can be inserted face-up or down. Apple offers an adapter that allows customers to use certain 30-pin accessories, such as charging cables, with newer products, but not vice versa.

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