Emulate Li-ion battery using a charger

by StanTastic   Last Updated December 06, 2018 13:25 PM

I bought an iPad with dead battery (it’s bulged). When I connect it to a charger, the only result is a boot loop (Apple logo, blink, Apple logo, blink…).

I want to use it as a kind of picture frame, which would necessitate constant charging anyway, so I’m reluctant to buy a replacement battery that will be of no use and dead again within few months because of constant charging.

I am thinking that it should be possible to solder a charger into battery circuit (disconnecting the battery, of course) to trick iPad into thinking it actually has a battery connected.

Do you know any examples of this?

Answers 1

The closest thing I've experienced was with my laptop. At some point the battery died and the laptop started misbehaving (rebooting, not starting etc.) I removed the battery and use it only on charger now and have no issues. Note that the battery was encapsulated in the laptop, so I had to disassemble it to remove the battery. Try first removing the battery from your Ipad and running it with charger only.

December 06, 2018 12:38 PM

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