Can iPad mini wall charger charge iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrMister111, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    Thinking of getting an iPhone 5. We have 2 iPad minis for Xmas, and is need a spare iPhone charger fro work. Can you use an iPad Minis charger to charge the iPhone 5?
  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2012
  3. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Yeah, all the cables are the same specification. I charge my iPad Mini with my iPod Nano charger actually. :eek:
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    So the output on the mini wall charger states the same output on the iPhone 5 wall charger? Be something like 10V at 1A or something. Can someone check please.

  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY

    No need to check it will work, the phone will draw the amount of amps it needs (as long as it's equal or less than the max of the iPad charger).
  6. macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    There is no USB 10V spec.

    It's all 5V.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    Those who ask about chargers and what not. It's not what you think. You can have a bazillion watt charger and still charge your iPhone off of it. The danger comes from plugging your iPhone into a charger that doesn't supply enough of a charge. You'd think it would be the opposite right?

    I believe the iPhone charger is 1,000 mAh. The iPad 3's charger is 2100 mAh?

    1. It's 100% ok to use the iPad's charger for the iPhone.
    2. It's not ok to use the iPhone's charger for your iPad. Now, I've tried it and it works but you'll notice the charger getting hot.

    Try a 550mAh charger on the iPad? I've actually started an old Droid 1 charger smoking using it on an iPad as a test to show people.
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    No it wasn't??

    Thanks for your replies.i can se an iPad mini one then great. So I take it my iPad 2 will also charge an iPad mini and an iPhone 5 too. Just means we an leave 1 charger out for all devices.

  10. macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    What are you talking about? The wall adapter plugs in, then you have your 30 pin/USB (iPad 2) and Lightning/USB (Mini/iPhone 5). So of course the wall adapters WILL charge your devices as long as you swap the cords.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    You can leave one charger brick out I suppose, but you'll need to swap cables when you want to charge your iPad 2 or the iPhone+iPads Mini.

    The iPad 2 charger brick is also 10w, so if you plug it into the adapter used by the iPhones and minis, charge times will be a bit slower.

  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Yes, I've been mixing and matching iPhone and iPad chargers for a couple of years with no ill effects.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  14. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    Thanks this is what I meant, I understand the new Apple devices now use lightning connectors, but I was hoping leave out, as you say, one wall charger, and 2 cables, one for my iPad 2, one for iPhone 5/mini.


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