Generic Power adaptors work with Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TruBleu, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. TruBleu macrumors regular

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    I'm a newbie to Apple Watch (actually yet to purchase one). I'm speaking to a person who has put up his AW for sale on Gumtree. He has the box and everything except the 5W folding pin UK adaptor. He said he would get a generic folding pin adapter. What I wanted to know is would generic adaptors work with Apple watch? Is it safe for me to go ahead with the purchase?
     
  2. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Should be fine. Mine once said "This accessory not supported" when I plugged its cord into a Belkin surge protector/adapter with USB sockets, but it appeared to charge okay.

    Still, looking at a teardown/analysis of Apple's chargers versus the super-cheap adapters makes me think that Apple's are better built, with proper grounding and less noise in the output signal. I can look for the article if anyone wants to see.
     
  3. bluegt macrumors newbie

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    I've charged my watch using all sorts of USB power adapters, generic wall plugs, laptop USB, 4 port charging stations... no issues so far.

    That said, I'm not familiar with what type of surge protection & other issues that the magnetic charger may have so prefer to use a high-quality charger whenever possible.
     

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