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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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SHOULD you charge ipod touch using ipad charger?

apple says on its website that you CAN use ipad charger (10W [or 12W - the newest one]) to charge iphone / ipod touch (5W), and that's true, you CAN, but SHOULD you?

http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...-ipad-10283982

FYI i tend to use a device until it breaks, i usually don't replace a good-working device because there's a new model, so i expect to see my device work ok for years
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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The article discusses charging the iPad and iPhone - not the iPad and iPod.

If Apple says it's fine, then it's fine. I use my iPad's brick to charge my iPod and don't anticipate any problems.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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it's fine and it charges it a lot faster
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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I agree with macman. I've been using my iPad charger on my Touch for a year.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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No such thing as you should or shouldn't use one, but you certainly can if you want it to charge faster.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:01 AM   #7
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I wouldn't use the iPad charger to charge my ipod. Cause the power output is bigger. Normally is 5W but for iPad is 10W. This may cause damages to the battery in the long run.

Not so sure about this but i wouldn't take a risk
I have tried charging my itouch with ipad charger before, but the charging didn't start. So yeah I chose not to.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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Wink iPad Charger works just fine

I have been using it to charge my nano for the last year and it works fine. Nothing indicates that there is a problem.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:12 PM   #9
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You could use a 1000000 watt adapter, but the iPod will only pull its max amount (5 watts I think) anyone who says using more watts is beneficial for the ipod/iphone has no idea what they're talking about.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:17 PM   #10
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Same idea as shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC4gPxc89Wg
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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It should work fine.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:15 PM   #12
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Yes you can. Been using my iPad 1 charger to charge all kinds of I devices since it first came out.

FYI, more info on compatibility here: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...apter?fnode=3c
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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Universal question.

Some prefers to use Iphone charger for ipod and some dont mind as long as it charged. Tell you what, get another adaptor for $19 (the one that sold seperately without cable) and have a great night sleep without worry.
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