Can I use this to charge my iPhone & iPad?

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  1. The.316 macrumors 65816

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    im painting my place, and doing some renovations as well, and I wanted to add one of these to my bedroom:

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    And here is the specs:

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    I wanted to get a couple of these, because the seem convenient, but I don't want to it to mess with my iPad, or when I upgrade my iPhone in the coming weeks.
     
  2. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    I believe those specs are the same as the iPad charger. It will charge your iPhone faster too

    I have a similar product and it works great. I don't notice any heating of the battery. Just get a reputable brand when you do pick it up
     
  3. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    But you'll have to worry about your iPad syncing to the electric company's iTunes account :p
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That will work fine and won't hurt your iOS devices. I use a similar setup in the US.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    Have similar throughout my home in Canada and find them to be great. As mentioned already, make sure you buy a decent brand. I would not cheap out on these.
     
  6. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What brand do you guys use, and what was the price? I found them for 10€ ($12) each. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    http://fastmac.com/usocket.php

    I have this one I bought about four years ago when this was kind of a new thing. I think you can find other brands for less now.
     
  8. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    I cannot remember the brand but it was likely purchased at Costco or Rona. Prices range from $17-27. As opposed to a regular cheapo outlet for $3. These are Canadian prices by the way
     
  9. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the link. I live in Europe, so Im going to need one with the European plug, like the one on my original post. Im going to try one of those out for $10, and maybe have a friend of mine, who is an electrician, check it out.
     
  10. firedept macrumors 603

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    Here is the one I use. Same as Weaselboy. Have never had any problems with them. I have a dozen of them in my home.
     
  11. rigormortis, Sep 3, 2015
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    the deal is it says 2.1 a in total. meaning that both ports cant be both 2.1amps at the same time.

    if you charge an iPad and an iPhone 6 at the same time, its incapable of charging both at the same time at 2.1amps

    so it will probably charge them slower then 2 iPad chargers. its probably 2 iPhone chargers.

    i wonder if its 1000 ma per usb port max or is it 2100 ma on 1 usb jack ?? or is it 1600 ma on one jack at 500 ma on the other ?

    iPads don't like 500 ma

    if they both have a 1000 ma limit at the same time, then thats fine it will just take longer to charge your iPad



    the iPhone 6 and 6 plus are the first iPhones that will take 5 v @ 2.1 amps , just like an iPad.
     

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