Can the iPad2 charger be used to charge other devices?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DizzyV6P, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. DizzyV6P macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2011
    I'll be traveling and I want to cut down the number of chargers to bring. Can the iPad2 charger be used to charge the iPhone 4 and iPod nano w/o blowing them up?
  2. blevins321, Apr 13, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011

    blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I asked this question a couple weeks back. The answer is yes. And you'll notice that they charge faster too compared to using an iPhone charger to charge the iPad.
  3. rovex macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
    Hmm, i'm not soo sure that's a good idea. Then why don't they include the same chager with the iphone if it charges faster? And the production costs would decrease as they would only need to manufacture the same one charger.
  4. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Edit: I don't believe it charges the phone faster. That's just not true. An iPad charger though DOES charge the iPad faster than the iPhone charger would.
  5. shootingrubber macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    You can. Just like how you can use a MacBook Pro 15 inch charger in a 13 inch MacBook Pro and vice-versa.
  6. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    As has been answered in dozens of other similar posts, yes. You can use any USB charger for nearly any USB device, the only caveat being that chargers that aren't matched to the device power-wise may take longer to charge. So the 10W iPad charger will do fine with lower-powered iPhones/iPods, but using the iPhone/iPod chargers for iPads will take longer to charge.
  7. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I've even used mine to recharge Xbox 360 controllers using the play-n-charge kit. I'm much closer to a wall outlet than I am my 360 when gaming. :D
  8. huskerchad macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Yes, I use my iPad charger interchangeably with my iPhone. The other way around works but is less effective.
  9. DizzyV6P thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2011
  10. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Good to know.

    But does anyone know of a dual charger?

    Able to charge an iPhone and iPad 2 at the same time?
  11. laurenr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2008
    I've actually been looking for the same thing and found this one - the Macally 10 Watt Dual USB Charger for iPad/iPhone:

    Scosche also manufactures one, which has dual power options -"Charge your Apple iPad and 1 other USB-powered device simultaneously with this dual charger that features a 2.1-amp USB port for your iPad and a 1-amp USB port for another compatible device".
    Their info:
    Scosche - reVIVE II Dual USB Home Charger for Apple® iPad™:
    Model: USBH3W | SKU: 1117698
  12. gquiring macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2007
    I picked up a generic 10w iPad charger on Ebay for $10 bucks including shipping. I did a quick video on it. Apple wants $30 bucks for a charger and another $20 for a cable!
  13. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    I charge everything with the iPad charger now, haven't had issues. iPad, iPod, phone, kindle, etc...

    I think the very basic standard "powered" USB port on a computer does 5V x 0.5A for 2.5W.
    Newer macs, and some chargers do 5V x 1A = 5W
    The ipad charger does 5V x 2A for total of 10W (I think the 2011 MBPs can also do this too)

    As long as it's 5 Volts, your gadgets are fine, and all the USB chargers are 5V. They will use as much current (A) as they need, for as much power (W) as they need.

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