Is it ok to charge the iPhone with the ipad wall charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 3GEE, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. 3GEE
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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.
     
  2. Krevnik
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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.
     
  3. Gav2k
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    Actually the extra wattage will cause your screen to grown in size.:eek:
     
  5. bobsentell
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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.
     
  6. tknice
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    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.
     
  7. msprouls
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    Dead on the money.
     
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