iPad mini iPad/iPhone Cable Charging Times

Discussion in 'iPad' started by taptic, May 30, 2014.

  1. taptic macrumors 65816

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    Hi, I got an iPad on craigslist, but the person didn't give me the cable. I've been using my iPhones cable, but was wondering if there is a difference in iPhone and iPad cables, and if I got a dedicated iPad cable would it charge faster?
     
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    The cable wont make a difference but the wall adapter will.
     
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    I have a 5.0V output adapter, is that about good for an iPad, or would there be one that could charge it faster?
     
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    Yep, you can use the same cables but need the right charger.

    The iPhone charger will take a long time where the iPad charger will top it off in no time.
     
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    Along that the output is 2 amps-2.4 amps, you are good to use that wall adapter. The cable that came with your iPhone is fine to use.
     
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    Thanks guys! just ordered one of these:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291141158598?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
     
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    I'm considering getting that and cancelling the other order (it hasn't shipped yet)... I saw that one of the USB ports says "Android" and the other says "Apple" and they have different numbers next to them. What's the difference?
     
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    Assuming your talking about the one that I link to (anker 40w).
    PowerIQ makes all the USB ports universal and work with any device. All the ports can charge a tablet or smartphone at any current. No labels needed. Very good design.
     
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    Won't hurt at all:)

    Stick with the Apple charger!:rolleyes:
     

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