Charging or Syncing iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by McPhenius, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. McPhenius macrumors newbie

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    I was told when I bought my iPad, that it uses a different power supply (10w I believe) and that it is not recommended to use a iPhone charger for the iPad and vice versa. Is this true?

    What about the sync cables, can I charge the iPad via PC with my iPhone sync cable or vice versa?
     
  2. Rolvag macrumors regular

    Rolvag

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    I use the charger that came with the iPad to charge the iPad and my iPhones with no ill effects.

    I was told by Apple you can do this but they said NOT to use the iPhone charger for the iPad.
     
  3. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    This is the first time I've heard of this...does anyone have a link to some definitive proof of this?

    I've just been using whatever charger is closer to me, iPhone or iPad. =X
     
  4. McPhenius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was told by a Best Buy employee when I bought my iPad. Take that for what it's worth. Same store told me last night I could still preorder a iPhone 4 and pick it up in store tomorrow (right.....)

    I've only used the sync cables to PC or laptop to charge my iPad / iPhone. I've used their independent wall chargers for specifically the device.

    Now I wonder about my iPhone car charger.... if that could be used with a iPad.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    It's not like using the iPhone charger on the iPad will harm the iPad, it just charges a lot slower.
     
  6. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    The Griffin charger that charges my 3GS iPhone will not charge my iPad.

    Go figure. More money, more money, more money.
     

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