USB charger for iPhone 5, do I need 1A or 2.1A?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Lyn2012, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Lyn2012 macrumors regular

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    I'd like to be able to actually charge my phone while using it as a satnav. Will I need a more expensive 2.1A charger or will a cheaper 1A one still charge the phone?
     
  2. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    1A should do you for the iPhone. This is what the stock wall charger provides. More amps would be needed for the iPad.
     
  3. Lyn2012 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I just want to be sure as I remember reading somewhere that people find their phone charges very slowly if at all while using as satnav.
     

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