Charging iPad (3rd Gen) with iPhone Charger (UK)

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Lazer90210, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Lazer90210 macrumors newbie

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    Just purchased my new iPad (3rd Gen) and noticed it comes with a much larger mains charger transformer plug:

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    ... than the iPhone 4 mains charger plug.

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    My question is, can you charge the new iPad with an iPhone 4 charger, or will it damage your battery. Conversely, can you charge an iPhone 4 with the iPad charger, or will that damage the iPhone 4 battery?
     
  2. Dr FranknFurter macrumors member

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    The lager plug supplied with the new iPad is a 10w charger. The iPhone/iPod smaller charger is a 5w charger. The 5w charger will charge the iPad but at a very slow rate (in fact it says 'not chaging' on the battery symbol even though it is charging.

    The 10w will charge your iPhone at a faster rate and it gets warm. It may slightly if used all the time degrade the battery but that's up for debate.
     
  3. apple4kim macrumors member

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    need the big charger. new iPad consumes battery like a monster.
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    This isn't specific to the new iPad, every iPad has shipped with a 10W charger.

    These days there's no risk of damage to either the iPhone's or iPad's batteries if you swith chargers, the only discernible difference is that teh iPad, in needing a higher wattage charger will charge exceptionally slowly.
     
  5. DigitalJunior macrumors member

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    My iPad charger has just stopped working. Plugged in all night and still on 2% that I left it at. So forced to use an iPod charger which is charging but slowly.

    Apple are sending out a replacement in the post.
     

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