Charge iPad with macbook charger

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by superk, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011

    Is it ok to charge the ipad using the macbook charger? (i.e. taking the 85w adapter off the main cable and attaching the 10w adapter instead)

  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yes. A power plug is a power plug. The extension cord has nothing to do with it.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Mar 24, 2010
    Do you mean the cord that plugs into the wall outlet? If so yeah, that can be done. But the other half is completely incompatible with the iPad.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    yup thats what i meant!

    Thanks guys :)
  5. macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2009
    I know this is old but I wanted to bump the thread to make sure this still held true for the new iPads 10W charger? I want to take the wall adapter for my 85W MBP and connect it to the 10W USB wall charger that came with my device. Is there any apple support docs that confirm this wont harm the device? Am I better off just buying this?:
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2008
    The detachable bit is simply an extension cord, and is totally interchangeable. You'll be just fine with the MacBook cord. I use it all the time.
  7. Identity Fraud, Apr 24, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2009

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