Charging Options

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CVC, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. CVC macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Southern California
    The iPad includes a 10 watt charger. I'm not sure what that means, but I assume it puts out more power than a standard USB port. It does say on Apples website that the iPad will charge on a computer's USB port.

    What I am wondering is:

    Will the iPad charge faster on it's own charger vs. a computer's USB port?

    Will other USB wall or car chargers work with the iPad?

    Can a USB Y splitter such as used by portable hard drives, where one plug is data/power and the other is power only work with the iPad to speed up charging?

    I don't know if there is enough information on Apples site for anyone to guess at this.
  2. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    computer 2.5 w
    iphone adapter 5 w
    ipad adapter 10w

    what do you think?
  3. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    Im kinda wondering the same thing.

    I also wonder if their camera kit, that allows you to hook a digital camera to the iPad, couldnt be modified to have a USB port attached instead of the external camera.

    Prol too early to tell though.

    Just saw the camera kit and THAT aint happinin'.
  4. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    You can charge the iPad with anything, it will just take a really really long time and may not charge if you're doing something somewhat cpu intensive; the same way a Macbook Air adapter can be used with any Macbook.
  5. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    I can use my MacBook with my air adapter, but it won't charge the battery.
  6. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Mine charges my Macbook Pro as long as I'm doing something light (typing text, checking email, light surfing with flashblock).
  7. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Charging Options? Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. ;)

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