Car Charger for new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by WILLDOGS, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. WILLDOGS macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Hi all I am taking a road trip soon and need to know if there are any car chargers that supply enough power to charge the new iPad? I know the wall charger is 10w, is there a car charger that supplies similar power?

    My alternative is to bring my brick of an inverter with me in the car and use the supplied adapter which I rather not.

  2. bkitchen0406 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Will car chargers damage the battery overtime?
  3. winterny macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Most inverters produce noisy power (square or stepped sine wave), and also generate noise due to fans, and produce quite amount of heat -- they are very inefficient. I would not suggest using an inverter and your regular charger.

    I personally use this:

    It charges as fast as the home charger, and barely gets warm.

    It is theoretically possible for any "noisy" charger to damage the battery over time, when using a charger like this, the amount of noise is more of a question of noise in your car's electrical system than the charger itself. Some cars will be better than others.
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    @willdogs - yes, several exist that output 2amps. I have a Kensington that has two USB jacks, one normal and one 2.1A for an iPad.
  5. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    I wanted to know this question as well. I doubt it will charge as being used though:

    Originally Posted by big samm
    Yes you can charge via the cigarette lighter... I'm in my car right now and I'm charging my iPad no problem... Just make sure you get a 2amp charger, or it will not charge at all!
  6. bkitchen0406 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
  7. WILLDOGS thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Great info! Thanks all! I like that one from the amazon link, I can charge my phone and ipad while on the road at the same time


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