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itsjustmeee
Nov 20, 2012, 12:10 PM
Is this a good choice for an iPad 4?

http://www.amazon.com/Slim-Wall-Plate-Surge-Protector/dp/B0065KWUCK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353434173&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+wall+plate

I just want to make sure it's getting enough power to get the job done as quick and at least as good as the 12W that comes with it.



andgosun
Nov 20, 2012, 12:27 PM
2.1 amps x 5 volts = 10.5 watts. The choice is yours.:) This is assuming there are NO other devices plugged in and charging at the same time.

itsjustmeee
Nov 20, 2012, 12:37 PM
2.1 amps x 5 volts = 10.5 watts. The choice is yours.:) This is assuming there are NO other devices plugged in and charging at the same time.

Well, at this point there's only 1 iPad 4 to be charged, but also a host of other apple products ... ipad 2, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S. I would ultimately like a charger that can work at full capacity with both usb ports in use.

I'm wondering if this one is a better choice...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MR57R2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p400_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=18VBCJ6KHD16HRKSTFQ8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

but this review of it sort of threw me...

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QNMNLZLJJP9H/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B005MR57R2&nodeID=541966&store=pc

any thoughts?

Roy Hobbs
Nov 20, 2012, 02:15 PM
Well, at this point there's only 1 iPad 4 to be charged, but also a host of other apple products ... ipad 2, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S. I would ultimately like a charger that can work at full capacity with both usb ports in use.

I'm wondering if this one is a better choice...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MR57R2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p400_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=18VBCJ6KHD16HRKSTFQ8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

but this review of it sort of threw me...

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QNMNLZLJJP9H/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B005MR57R2&nodeID=541966&store=pc

any thoughts?

It also has 10 watts max....so if you have to devices plugged in they are going to each get 5

itsjustmeee
Nov 20, 2012, 02:31 PM
It also has 10 watts max....so if you have to devices plugged in they are going to each get 5

So from what I can tell, at this point there's no way for an iPad 3 or 4 to charge quickly at the same time with other device on any usb type wall unit or duel chargers that are currently available. It looks like it always has to be by itself.

HazyCloud
Nov 20, 2012, 03:16 PM
So from what I can tell, at this point there's no way for an iPad 3 or 4 to charge quickly at the same time with other device on any usb type wall unit or duel chargers that are currently available. It looks like it always has to be by itself.

Just snag a second Power Adapter (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD836LL/A/apple-12w-usb-power-adapter) and you could charge 2 at a time.

I don't think any of the current USB wall units are designed to push that much power.

swordfish5736
Nov 20, 2012, 04:02 PM
OWC is selling the 10w adapters for $7.50 if you dont want to spend $20 on the 12w one from apple.

link: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MC359LLANB/

HazyCloud
Nov 20, 2012, 04:15 PM
OWC is selling the 10w adapters for $7.50 if you dont want to spend $20 on the 12w one from apple.

link: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MC359LLANB/


Man, that's a great price.

itsjustmeee
Nov 20, 2012, 04:29 PM
Just snag a second Power Adapter (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD836LL/A/apple-12w-usb-power-adapter) and you could charge 2 at a time.

I don't think any of the current USB wall units are designed to push that much power.

Well, the main purpose for me getting this is to be able to have the wall outlets in the kitchen as well as being able to charge a couple of devices without having to hunt down adaptors.

Roy Hobbs
Nov 20, 2012, 04:47 PM
Leave adapters and cables in the kitchen....problem solved

swordfish5736
Nov 20, 2012, 05:39 PM
Man, that's a great price.

Yep its usually a few dollars more but looks like they are on sale.

Well, the main purpose for me getting this is to be able to have the wall outlets in the kitchen as well as being able to charge a couple of devices without having to hunt down adaptors.

there are these: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/PWR2USB/


but unfortunately like the other ones only puts out a max of 10 watts to both its USB ports. So you could charge two smartphones simultaneously but the ipad would either have to be plugged in with its power adapter or the only device charging via USB when its hooked up.

HazyCloud
Nov 20, 2012, 05:40 PM
Well, the main purpose for me getting this is to be able to have the wall outlets in the kitchen as well as being able to charge a couple of devices without having to hunt down adaptors.

If I were you, I'd just replace a couple of my outlets with something like this (http://www.newertech.com/products/power2u.php) and call it day. While you can't charge 2 very fast on one, you could charge each of them on their own outlet.

zhenya
Nov 22, 2012, 08:20 PM
This one is a little more standard size than the Newer tech one so it installs a bit easier and gives you a choice of your own wall plates. Still only 10w though, but works fine with the ipad.

http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical/h_d1/N-25ecodZ5yc1vZarcd/R-203392187/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=USB+outlet&storeId=10051#.UK7cnXS9KK0

bad03xtreme
Nov 26, 2012, 10:32 AM
Does Monoprice sell anything like the Levitron outlet that HomeDepot has? Those look good but I don't want to shell out $20 for an outlet.

zhenya
Nov 26, 2012, 10:41 AM
Really? How much does a decent power adapter cost, let alone one that is built into an outlet? What would a generic one cost? $10? I'd think long and hard about how important saving $10 is on an electrical device that is going to be permanently installed in the wall of my home.

darngooddesign
Nov 26, 2012, 12:09 PM
Leave adapters and cables in the kitchen....problem solved

I don't sleep in the kitchen so it really wouldn't solve my problem.

Roy Hobbs
Nov 26, 2012, 12:33 PM
I don't sleep in the kitchen so it really wouldn't solve my problem.

Move adapter to where you are sleeping or purchase 2nd adapter for the room you sleep in.

darngooddesign
Nov 26, 2012, 12:45 PM
Move adapter to where you are sleeping or purchase 2nd adapter for the room you sleep in.

As it turns out that the wall outlet that OWC sells is cheaper than an extra brick from Apple.

itsjustmeee
Nov 26, 2012, 12:49 PM
As it turns out that the wall outlet that OWC sells is cheaper than an extra brick from Apple.

I ended up going with this...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=macrumors-20&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB005MR57R2%2Fref%3Ds9_simh_gw_p400_d0_i2%3Fpf_rd_m %3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_s%3Dcenter-2%26pf_rd_r%3D18VBCJ6KHD16HRKSTFQ8%26pf_rd_t%3D101%26pf_rd_p%3D1389517282%26pf_rd_i%3D507846

The only real problem I have with replacing the wall plate is that this particular one is dug into a tile in the kitchen and it rather narrow. From what I've read, there can be issues with these wall plates and depth/size of the box. It's just easier to plug this in and not have to deal with it.