Car charger compatability

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Pamr001, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Pamr001 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2010

    I've got a reletively old iPod car charger, can I use it to charge my new iPad?

  2. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro

    None of my older car chargers worked.

    I ended up getting this USB car charger. I actually charged two iPads and two DSi's with it. They all charged slowly, but they did increase their battery meters.

  3. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    I have a Pioneer AVIC-D3 in my dashboard with an iPod hookup in the center glovebox, when I plug in the iPad it says it isn't charging but it is. In an hour drive the battery meter goes up almost 20%.
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I have used a generic car charger that I bought for my 3GS iPhone to charge my 3G iPad. It charges slowly but it does charge even while being used.

    When used with a GPS app it will slow the rate that the iPad discharges but will not actually charge it.

    I'd say that it depends on the type of charger used.

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