Charging iPads with non-Apple Charger?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Newbert, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Newbert macrumors member

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    I see that there are USB wall outlets now available. These are meant for use in charging electronic devices with only a USB cable (no little "brick" is needed). I'm wondering whether these are OK to use to charge iPads?

    I have a mini, an iPad4 and an iPad Pro. In particular, the IPP's "brick" seems to be slightly larger than the others, so I'm not sure whether it requires something special or proprietary, or whether they all can be safely charged from a "generic" USB wall port?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Depending on the "generic" USB wall port it may not charge the iPad at full speed. However, it shouldn't damage your iPads. I routinely charge my iPhone, Air 2, and Pro with such device.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Like the other poster said, it will not harm your iPad but it may not be up to capacity to charge your iPad.
     
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I assume you are referring to the wall outlets with an integrated USB adapter? These will work safely. However the reason the iPad Pro block is larger is to meet the needs of the larger iPad pro battery. The iPad will charge slower most likely then with the brick.
     
  5. Newbert thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, Thanks guys. I assume that the same would hold true for a Kindle, right?
     
  6. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure the wall outlet you get has the auto sensing technology that senses the capacity of your device and adjusts the current accordingly. And also make sure to get one that has a capacity of at least 2.4a as you will need that to charge an iPad at full speed.
     
  7. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    yes
     

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