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Old Jun 20, 2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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Is it ok to charge the iPhone with the ipad wall charger?

Stupid question but will the ipad charger do any harm to the iPhone? It seems to charge the phone much faster than phone wall charger. Any harm in doing this? Thanks.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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Should be okay, but I've not seen the iPhone draw any more current from an iPad brick than the iPhone brick. It seems to draw about 1A either way, maximum.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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Actually the extra wattage will cause your screen to grown in size.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 04:41 PM   #5
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Stupid question but will the ipad charger do any harm to the iPhone? It seems to charge the phone much faster than phone wall charger. Any harm in doing this? Thanks.
That's not quite how it works. The iPad pulls more current than the iPhone, that's why it needs a bigger brick. The voltages are the same. So your iPhone will take the same amount of time to charge regardless of the brick size.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 12:32 PM   #6
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That's not quite how it works. The iPad pulls more current than the iPhone, that's why it needs a bigger brick. The voltages are the same. So your iPhone will take the same amount of time to charge regardless of the brick size.
I called apple national tech support because I was wondering the same thing and he said that we should not use the ipad charger on the iphone 4.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 12:38 PM   #7
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That's not quite how it works. The iPad pulls more current than the iPhone, that's why it needs a bigger brick. The voltages are the same. So your iPhone will take the same amount of time to charge regardless of the brick size.
Dead on the money.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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It's fine. See this page:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC359#overview
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