iPad car charging...does it really work okay?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Wolfpup, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    I've seen a charger from I *THINK* Belkin that says it's for the iPad AND iPod/phone.

    Just wondered if anyone had used such a thing and whether it's okay both for the car and iPad. 10 watts seems a bit much to be pulling from a car, and I don't want to be stranded somewhere :D
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    I charge my iphone and ipad every day in my car on my commute, no issues ever.
  3. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    What brand do you use? And thanks! I'll buy one soonish :)
  4. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    They both are chargered by my Clarion aftermarket headunit. I see no negative effects on my car battery.
  5. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Does anybody know if you use a regular iPhone car charger for the Ipad - that it can mess it up?

    Is there specific iPad car chargers?
  6. Pete the Geek macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2011
    Sioux Lookout
    An iPod charger is 5W (5V @ 1A), but an iPad charger is 10W (5V @ 2A). You need a car charger rated for over 2A for iPad.

    I've had the Belkin MicroCharge 2.1 Plus Charge Sync for going on six months and I am very happy with it. On long car trips it keeps my iPad fully changed even when it is being used continuously. The Belkin can also charge an iPod and cell phone (with the appropriate USB to micro-USB cable).

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