Car charger compatability

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Pamr001, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've got a reletively old iPod car charger, can I use it to charge my new iPad?

    Cheers.
     
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    Hammie

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    Mar 17, 2009
    Location:
    Wash, DC Metro
    #2
    Doubtful.

    None of my older car chargers worked.

    I ended up getting this USB car charger. I actually charged two iPads and two DSi's with it. They all charged slowly, but they did increase their battery meters.

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    Southern Dad

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    I have a Pioneer AVIC-D3 in my dashboard with an iPod hookup in the center glovebox, when I plug in the iPad it says it isn't charging but it is. In an hour drive the battery meter goes up almost 20%.
     
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    Tom G.

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    Location:
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
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    I have used a generic car charger that I bought for my 3GS iPhone to charge my 3G iPad. It charges slowly but it does charge even while being used.

    When used with a GPS app it will slow the rate that the iPad discharges but will not actually charge it.

    I'd say that it depends on the type of charger used.
     

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