iPhone charger: compatible with all iPhone models?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Hey... I'm wondering if the power charger that comes with the iPhone is compatible with all iPhone models?
     
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  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Fantastic, thanks.
     
  4. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Yes it is.
    But just bear in mind that they're not fully compatible with the iPad
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sweet, cheers. What happens if you use the iPad charger with the iPhone? Is it just downvolted (or w/e) to 5v?
     
  6. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it just charges very slowly (super slow if you've got an iPad 3!)
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The iPhone will charge faster but it has an inbuilt circuit that steps the amps down
     
  8. macingman macrumors 68020

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    It only takes circa 8 hours...
     
  9. musty345 macrumors regular

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    He's absolutely right, it charges very slowly.
     
  10. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually, I meant using the iPad's charger (10w) with the iPhone, rather than the iPhone's charger (5w) with the iPad.
    Ah, I see. So there's no risk doing that?
     
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    No, I use my iPad 2 charger on my iPhone 4S with no problems :).
     
  12. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    NO!!!!! IF you swap them there is a chance they will blow! DON'T DO IT!
     
  13. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Eh, I see. I might play it safe anyway :p
    Mmm, I'd hope not :eek:
     
  14. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I have an iPad charger in the living room that both me & SWMBO use to charge our iPhones, plus also my iPad 3.

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    you won't charge an iPad 3 using an iPhone charger in 8 hours.
     
  15. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Rubbish!
     
  16. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    By charger you mean the white cable with USB on one end and 30-pin dock on the other? Is there any voltage/current regulating circuit in that and where, USB side or dock side?
     
  17. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    No, that's a cable. ;)

    This is an iPad charger:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Mortalias macrumors 6502

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    I noticed this at first too and I was wondering why it was taking so bloody long. :p
     
  19. macingman macrumors 68020

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    My iPad 3 charges in 8 hours with an iPhone charger.
     
  20. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I was referring to a full charge, from empty.
     
  21. macingman macrumors 68020

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    So am I.
     
  22. Azzin, May 17, 2012
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    So you're saying that when your iPad 3 is completely out of charge, you can stick it on your 5w iPhone charger and have it fully charged in 8 hours?

    [Edit] - Just to be clear here, can you clarify exactly what charging kit is in this equation?

    I'm presuming it's the standard white iPhone cable, connected to the white iPhone mains plug that came in the box, plugged in to the wall?

    One of these?

    [​IMG]

    And one of these?

    [​IMG]

    Or maybe one of these if you're in the US!

    [​IMG]
     
  23. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Yes.
     
  24. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    One of the battery's cells must be busted. You can't fully charge an 11.5 Ah battery with a 1 amp charger in 8 hours.
     
  25. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Mmm, it shouldn't. It takes six hours with a 10w charger, so with a 5w charger it should take about twelve.
     

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