Question Regarding Charging iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JoltinJoe, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. JoltinJoe macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2009

    I have a new 3rd gen iPad and a white MacBook from 2007. I realized I could take the extension piece from the MacBook charger to extend the iPad charger basically creating this product

    The brick portion of the charger gets quite warm and I just want to make sure that what I'm doing is safe for the iPad (and for my house!).

    Thanks in advance.
  2. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    It's just fine. I've done it multiple times with no issue. It should be fine with any newer Apple power supply that it fits. For instance, from a macbook onto an Airport Express.
  3. JoltinJoe thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Many thanks for your response!
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    No big deal. It's just a cord. The cord can certainly handle the current. If it can handle your MB it can handle the iPad.

    Transformers generate heat. They're not 100% efficient. Nothing unusual there.

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