Use USB Extension Cable with iPad Charger to Charge iPhone & Other Devices

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrtemp, May 31, 2017.

  1. mrtemp macrumors newbie

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    I have a iPhone, iPad, old iPods, and Kindles. I use my iPad charger with a USB extension cable ran to my nightstand, I plug the cable I want to use in the extension cable. I haven't had any problems charging but want to make sure this won't damage anything?
     
  2. Susurs macrumors 6502a

    Susurs

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    Not sure, but I do charge different usb devices with my iPad charger as well.
     
  3. JPack macrumors 65816

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    You want to use an extension cable between the AC outlet and the power adapter.

    Using a USB extension cable to extend DC results in a voltage drop and isn't recommended for sensitive electronic devices.
     
  4. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't charge as fast as just a 3 foot lightning cable. Probably the distance with the extension? Not sure about it causing harm to your devices though
     
  5. Givmeabrek, Jun 1, 2017
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    Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    I would definitely use a AC extension cord instead. It's low power and that would be the right solution. A USB extension may work but can add a voltage drop and may be prone to breakage.
     
  6. bufffilm Suspended

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    The best thing is no more at 1-2m cable from the charger to your nightstand.

    Do that and you'll be fine.
     
  7. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    You rebel, you.
     

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