iPad Wall Charger

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ahdickter, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    Is it ok if I charge my iPhone 4S with an iPad 2 wall charger? Are there any downsides? If they're going to have 2 different chargers then there must be a reason.
     
  2. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    The iPad requires more power for charging hence the different charger.
     
  3. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, there are two different chargers because the iPad has a higher charging demand. Either will work, the iPhone charger would just be painfully slow to charge the iPad. The iPad charger will charge the phone just fine.
     
  4. ahdickter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But then why not sell one charger for both iPhone/iPad if they both work with the higher-powered wall charger?
     
  5. fedecape macrumors 6502

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    The iPad charger has 2.1A and the iPhone just 1A.

    + A = less charging time

    The iPad needs more "A" because of it's bigger battery.

    If you charge your 4S with the iPad charger it will charge faster, but I would not do that. I think the iPhone comes with 1A charger for a reason.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Because the iPad charger is larger, would require a bigger box and packaging, draws more energy than the iPhone charger, and probably costs more to make.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    As stated above, the iPhone will only draw what it needs. The iPhone comes with a 1A charger because it's all that it needs. That doesn't mean that you can't use the iPad charger.
     

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