Can you charge iPad via iPhone or iTouch charger?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zerolight, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. zerolight macrumors 6502

    zerolight

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    See title. I'm getting a US model in a couple of days. I'm in the UK. Can I use my wife's iPhone charge or my iTouch charger or should I go buy a US to UK adaptor?

    Thanks.
     
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I believe you can. THe iPhone brick is 5W and the iPad's is 10W. You should be able to slide the US prongs off and add the UK prongs from a world traveler's kit. The iPhone brick will charge it much slower.
     
  3. mullman macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone and iPad adapters auto-switch voltage, but the problem using the iPhone for the iPad is watts.

    With the iPad off you could charge with an iPhone charger, but it would take a LONG time.

    Even with the included iPad charger it takes ~4 hours.
     
  4. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it works. I did it just last night. I did it by accident but when I woke up this morning the thing was at 100%.
     
  5. Gerri Shin macrumors member

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    Sorry if this is off-topic, but I was wondering about this same thing, however I was also wondering if charging an iPod Touch via the iPad charger would damage the iPod Touch? (basically the opposite of the OPs question)
     
  6. below sea level macrumors member

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    Hope not. Last week the Apple site said you could use the 10W adapter to charge iPad, iPod and iPhone so I did so on the weekend. I can't find the text on there now so I hope they haven't changed their mind...
     
  7. mconk macrumors 6502

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    Any of the chargers out there should be cross-compatible...last night I used my belkin iPod charger to charge the iPad overnight. As others have pointed out, the iPod chargers are 5watt, versus 10w for the iPad chargers...so charging is a tad slower but it works just fine.
     
  8. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    It will not damage the device, no. The iPod Touch will only draw the current that it needs. Therefore, it's better to bring the iPad charger with you when you travel, instead of the iPod Touch or iPhone.
     
  9. heritagehog macrumors member

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    Didn't the original 2g iPhone come with the big 10w brick?
     
  10. zerolight thread starter macrumors 6502

    zerolight

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    Thanks folks. The charger I use for my touch has the slidey off uk prongs, so if I am able to pop them onto the ipad charger then that'll be great. I'll then use the ipad charger for both. I'll post back tomorrow when my ipad arrives.
     
  11. THFourteen macrumors 6502a

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    How about external powersources? I have a power monkey, will my standard iphone attachment no longer charge the ipad?

    will be interested to try out.
     

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