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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Is it safe to use the ipad power adapter with the iphone 5

Is it safe to use the ipad power adapter with the new usb lighting cable of the iphone 5?

I always think that the ipad power adapters were better than the ones that came with the iphone 4 and 5.

Also when traveling you could use an adapter to use it in another country.

If I am right the first iphone use this power adapter, and then they replaced with the new one since the iphone 4.

Now Apple needs to rebuild the power adapter to be very similar than the one of the ipad but with a smaller size. I love the folding conectors.


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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Is it safe to use the ipad power adapter with the new usb lighting cable of the iphone 5?

I always think that the ipad power adapters were better than the ones that came with the iphone 4 and 5.

Also when traveling you could use an adapter to use it in another country.

If I am right the first iphone use this power adapter, and then they replaced with the new one since the iphone 4.

Now Apple needs to rebuild the power adapter to be very similar than the one of the ipad but with a smaller size. I love the folding conectors.


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Define "safe"

No, it wont start a fire or blow up your adapter or anything

But it will damage your iPhone 5 and reduce its overall battery capacity.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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Short answer is yes the iPhone 5, 4s, 4, 3GS and all other iPhones will work with the 10W USB power adapter.

The device controls the charging process.

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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But it will damage your iPhone 5 and reduce its overall battery capacity.
Completely false.

The power supply has a maximum amount of power that it can deliver, but that power isn't constant or mandatory. 5W for the compact chargers that come with iPhones, 10W for the older iPad chargers and 12W for the newer ones. But, an iOS device will only take the maximum amount of current it can handle.

Bottom line: the iPad charger won't harm your iPhone 5 in any way. It will charge slightly faster, but won't max out the iPad charger's power output, and won't hurt your battery.

Further proof:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...apter?fnode=3c

Apple itself says the new 12W charger will work with everything iPod, iPad and iPhone, from the iPhone 5 all the way down to the iPod shuffle.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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Define "safe"
But it will damage your iPhone 5 and reduce its overall battery capacity.
Source please?
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Define "safe"

No, it wont start a fire or blow up your adapter or anything

But it will damage your iPhone 5 and reduce its overall battery capacity.
This is completely false. it will not damage your battery at all
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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This is posted at least once a week.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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This is posted at least once a week.
Where are the other posts asking about the ipad charger? I have not read anyone.


Thanks for all the ones that reply to my thread, it is good to know about this because I like more the ipad power adapter.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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using it for a while, no issues for me
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 09:47 PM   #10
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Where are the other posts asking about the ipad charger? I have not read anyone.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...charger+iphone

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...charger+iphone

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...charger+iphone

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...charger+iphone

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...charger+iphone

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...charger+iphone
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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You had better not do this, very dangerous!
No it is not. It will work fine.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:31 PM   #12
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Where are the other posts asking about the ipad charger? I have not read anyone..
You're not looking at all if you haven't found any:
https://www.google.com/search?q=pad+...w=1920&bih=995

As stated above, this is an extremely common topic.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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Don't do it!!! The end of the world will come sooner.
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