iPad charger used as external charger for iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ynotrhyme, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. ynotrhyme macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2010
    So I have an anker external battery and I'm using the iPad charger for my iphone 5. Now it's only the iPad cable and not the actual brick since it's going into the external battery. Does the issue of the iPad cable have too much wattage to charge the iphone still comes into play since I'm not using the actual brick of the iPad charger to charge my iphone? Thanks guys!
  2. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012


    iPad and iPhone cords are the same. Additionally, it wouldn't hurt your phone to charge it from the iPad charger anyway
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I bought the 12w charger for my 6+. Otherwise it charges extremely slow with the 5w.
  4. alee macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    New York, NY
    Battery circuits will only draw the power they need and were designed for. The brick does not "push" power. So you could have a 100 watt charger and the phone would still only draw the watts it needs.

    Only the 6 and 6+ can take full advantage of the iPad charger. Otherwise it works on a 5 like your smaller white cube.

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