All iPads Do you guys share chagers between your idevices?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Appl3FTW, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Basically do you use ur charger across your idevices? Can you use the larger ipad charger to our rMini/mini/ip5s/nano etc?
  2. syd430 Guest

    Yes, you can. It is safe to do so.

    Caveats: 5w (iphone) charger will charge the ipad slower than the normal 12w charger. Other than that the 5w/12w charger will work with any product with lightning.

    The same applies to the 30-pin charger for older devices.
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    so basically the actual watt doesn't matter and wouldn't burn the anything. its just it will charge faster. thanks for confirming.
  4. HeadForTheHills macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
    Yes : I use the ipad charger for many devices.
    There is a USB power supply standard BC1.1 ensures that all devices can be supported to 500mA ( SDP/CDP ).

    There are however subtle variations in way different companies chargers identify (enumerate) higher current availability e.g. from a 10W charger ( DCP says 1.5A ) ; so an ipad might only get 500mA from a Samsung 10W charger and a Samsung will probably not draw 2A from an apple 10W charger; but an ipad can pull 2A from an apple ipad 10W charger.
  5. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I use the 12w charger for both my iPad mini and iPod touch.

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