Mixed up my ichargers...which is which?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SteveKnobs, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys. I mixed up my iPhone and iPad chargers when I was moving. Does the ipad use the "larger" connector or the smaller one?
     
  2. Flashmanburgess macrumors newbie

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    The iPad charger is about 2 x 2 inches, with rounded edges. The iPhone charger is the small block about 1x1 inch.
     
  3. SteveKnobs thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. tirk macrumors 6502

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    Possibly a silly question, but does it matter (beyond issues such as selling/returning them??)
     
  5. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    They're different voltages, but I don't think charging an iPhone with an iPad connector will harm the iPhone, itself.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    No it doesn't really matter except it will take noticeably longer to charge your iPad with your iPhone charger. It can, however, be safely done, I've done it.
     
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    They're the same voltage (5V), but each supply a different current. The iPhone charger supplies 1A, while the iPad charger supplies 2A. The iPad charges very slowly w/ the iphone charger. If the voltages were actually different, there probably would be damage by using the wrong charger.
     
  8. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Pardon my ignorance. Thanks for correcting me, haha. :D
     
  9. tirk macrumors 6502

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    Ah, thanks!
     

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