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zoran

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I have an Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display. What “charger specs” should I look for, so I can use a third party adapter to charge it?
 

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I bought 2 used first generation iPad Pro 9.7 models and the charger adapter, the wall part was the one for the iPhones, not the 12watt ones. I was in target last night and saw they had the 12 watt genuine Apple chargers for $14.99. In my opinion, that is a better deal than some aftermarket one of unknown quality.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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To charge an iPad mini 2 (first retina version) as quickly as possible, you’ll want a USB-A charger that can output 2.1A at 5VDC (12W). Just remember that not all chargers are the same. There’s a reason some chargers cost more than others. Apple’s charger contains a CPU with more computing power than the original Macintosh order to manage current flow. You won’t find anything like this in cheap chargers.
 

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How can I do that?
Look out for this image in a product gallery.
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zoran

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Guys, the charger that can charge the iPad mini 2, is it the same charger like this one that is used for the iPhone?
 

rui no onna

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rui no onna

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Is the slow charge the only downside? Or might it have a negative effect on the battery?
Slower charging likely translates to less hear so it's probably easier on the battery.

That said, I'd sooner trust an off-brand charger such as Belkin, Anker, etc. before I would fake Apple chargers (and there are tons of genuine-looking fakes on Amazon and ebay).
 

rui no onna

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What is "less hear"?

How can u know which are fakes?
*less heat

Hard to tell which are fakes unless you have the item in hand. Sadly, if the price is too good, it's probably a fake.

Only way to guarantee original is to buy from authorized resellers only and that's probably going to be more expensive than Anker or RAVPower for example.
 
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