Test Results: iPhone 6 Plus Charged w/ iPad 12w/2.4a Charger

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spazma7ik, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    So I tested how long it takes to charge the iPhone 6+ from 0% to 100% using the 12w 2.4a iPad charger and it took exactly 2.5hrs. Definitely not speedy but certainly a lot faster than with the regular charger I know it easily took longer than 3hrs although I didn't time that..
     
  2. chanc macrumors member

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    I've been charging my iPhones using the iPad charger ever since the iPhone 4 and it's definitely faster than using the iPhone charger.
     
  3. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    will this method eventually harm the battery?
     
  4. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    i don't think so. if it does, apple would specify it directly not to use it.
     
  5. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    No. All it does is charge the battery faster. iPhones/iPads have built-in circuitry that shuts down the incoming flow of electrons when the device is fully charged, so there is no increased risk of damaging the battery.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    According to new tests, it seems that charging the battery slow will actually damage the battery faster in certain conditions.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2683...last-slow-charging-may-not-be-the-answer.html
     
  7. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    I think it should be pretty safe. Apple does list the iPhone 6 plus as being compatible on their online store after all.
     
  8. MentalFloss macrumors 65816

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    Same for me. Surprised that this is even a topic now. I thought everyone did it. :D
     
  9. coolfilmaker macrumors member

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    Not particularly. The two worst things for a battery are to leave it fully charged and above 100 F. If you have a 6 plus and are able to recharge every two days it should last a lot longer.
     
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