Does iPad charge with iPhone charger?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gravytrain84, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a

    gravytrain84

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    Im not sure if it's bc I'm using aftermarket chargers or what but it tells me not charging... Does it have to be the actual iPad charger to get an adequate charge?
     
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  3. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    K. It must be the .99 ebay charger lol
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    In a word; slowly.

    You want to use the supplied 10 Watt wall charger.
     
  5. gravytrain84 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So the supplied charger does put out more juice than the iPhone charger? Thanks! Any idea what a spare one of goes for?
     
  6. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    That sucks, I bought my iPad in the US (couldn't be bothered waiting for iPad 2 and it was $100 off so why not) and of course I can't use the wall adapter here in Australia, so I've been using the iPhone one - I was wondering why it's been charging so slowly. So for a decent charge I have to buy an Australian iPad charger or a US plug adapter to use the charger that came with my unit :( you always learn something helpful from random threads!
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    The iPad charger is rated at 10 Watt (2.1 Ampere), whereas the iPod / iPhone charger is only rated at 5 Watt (1 Ampere).

    Can't you just change the prongs? The charger is universal 110-240V.

    The one from the iPod / iPhone charger (old design) should fit or even from your Mac notebook, if you have any.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Providing the iPad is off it'll charge fairly quickly.

    Ie plug the charger in then hold the power button!
     
  9. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    My iPad 1 charges at normal speed, when using my iPhone 4's charger, but was twice as slow, when I used my 3GS' charger.
     

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