2018 iPad Pro: can it be charged with an older iPad's power block?

Jack Hennety

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Nov 23, 2018
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Pretty much per the title.

In the UK the 18W USB-C power block that charges the new iPad Pros isn't available to buy (I wanted to keep one at work). I was wondering before trying out the theory, would an older iPad's 10W charger (A1357 to be precise) successfully charge the new iPad Pro, assuming of course I connect them with a USB-A to USB-C cable?

Would it cause any harm?
 
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Binarymix

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I tried using my 10w power block and it basically just powers the iPad when using it, didn’t see even one percent charge after using it for like 20 minutes.
 

Alaxlmartin

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Feb 20, 2018
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Pretty much per the title.

In the UK the 18W USB-C power block that charges the new iPad Pros isn't available to buy (I wanted to keep one at work). I was wondering before trying out the theory, would an older iPad's 10W charger (A1357 to be precise) successfully charge the new iPad Pro, assuming of course I connect them with a USB-A to USB-C cable?

Would it cause any harm?
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profets

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I’ve been using an older 12W charging block to charge the new iPad Pro overnight and it hasn’t been an issue. Haven’t paid close attention, but it charged from 20% to 100% within 5-6 hours yesterday.