iPad use the iphone charger to charge the ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Drich290195, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2011
    i know you can use the ipad charger to charge the iphone but does it do it the other way round. Would it be slower to charge the ipad with the iphone charger ??
  2. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    It will do it but it takes much longer.
  3. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Ipad can draw up to 12W if according to the new adapter provided with the 4.

    Iphone adaptor can provide 5W at max so of course it would take longer, might as well mess up the adaptor because Ipad will continue to pull more power through usb.
  4. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    the iPhone charger will get VERY VERY hot and i highly recommend you not use it to charge the iPad 3 or iPad 4.

    you are asking for trouble
  5. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Not true. It won't get very very hot. It will get warm, like any charger will while charging. It will take forever to charge, though.
  6. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    of course it's true. it's even true with the iPad Mini. it ships with the same 5W charger that comes with the iPhone. the charger gets extremely hot to the touch when charging the Mini.

    just for shhh*ts and giggles, i tried to charge my iPad 3 Retina...and it could barely be touched.

    if you think i am making this up, search the forums for the 5W charger overheating
  7. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012

    I guess those who bought Ipad mini will have to buy seperate 10W adaptor as well and should have an iphone or ipod touch so its 5W dont go to waste.

    Apple shouldn't be so cheap on $329 device.
  8. RichP74 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2012
    Not sure what you guys are saying. The charger with my mini gets wicked hot, but it charges relatively quickly. Much faster than an iPad 3 for sure.
  9. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    agreed, included a 5W charger was a stupid move.

    yeah the iPad Mini i used to have charged VERY quickly but the 5W charger got extremely hot.

    apparently for some, the 5W charger has gotten so hot that it warped the Lightning cable.

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