Is it safe to use the ipad power adapter with the iphone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by lke, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. lke macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    Is it safe to use the ipad power adapter with the new usb lighting cable of the iphone 5?

    I always think that the ipad power adapters were better than the ones that came with the iphone 4 and 5.

    Also when traveling you could use an adapter to use it in another country.

    If I am right the first iphone use this power adapter, and then they replaced with the new one since the iphone 4.

    Now Apple needs to rebuild the power adapter to be very similar than the one of the ipad but with a smaller size. I love the folding conectors.

  2. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    Define "safe"

    No, it wont start a fire or blow up your adapter or anything

    But it will damage your iPhone 5 and reduce its overall battery capacity.
  3. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Short answer is yes the iPhone 5, 4s, 4, 3GS and all other iPhones will work with the 10W USB power adapter.

    The device controls the charging process.

  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Completely false.

    The power supply has a maximum amount of power that it can deliver, but that power isn't constant or mandatory. 5W for the compact chargers that come with iPhones, 10W for the older iPad chargers and 12W for the newer ones. But, an iOS device will only take the maximum amount of current it can handle.

    Bottom line: the iPad charger won't harm your iPhone 5 in any way. It will charge slightly faster, but won't max out the iPad charger's power output, and won't hurt your battery.

    Further proof:

    Apple itself says the new 12W charger will work with everything iPod, iPad and iPhone, from the iPhone 5 all the way down to the iPod shuffle.
  5. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2012
    Source please?
  6. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2012
    This is completely false. it will not damage your battery at all
  7. cole01 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2008
  8. lke thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2009
    Where are the other posts asking about the ipad charger? I have not read anyone.

    Thanks for all the ones that reply to my thread, it is good to know about this because I like more the ipad power adapter.
  9. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
  10. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No it is not. It will work fine.
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
  12. BarryL macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2012
    Don't do it!!! The end of the world will come sooner.

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