Charging Options

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

  1. CVC macrumors member

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    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

    goobot

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    computer 2.5 w
    iphone adapter 5 w
    ipad adapter 10w


    what do you think?
     
  3. woodekm macrumors 65816

    woodekm

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    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.

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

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    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

    thejakill

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

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    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

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    Charging Options? Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. ;)
     

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