All iPads Do you guys share chagers between your idevices?

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

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

    Appl3FTW

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    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

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    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

    Appl3FTW

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    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

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    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 603

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    I use the 12w charger for both my iPad mini and iPod touch.
     

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