Using non-Apple charger?

Mike Boreham

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Aug 10, 2006
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Anyone got any views about using a (quality) generic charger, or about using an Apple iPad charger, instead of the supplied one.

The Apple supplied one is a 1A output so OK for iPhones but not iPads.

What about portable battery packs?

I would prefer to take fewer chargers suitable for all devices when travelling, if possible.

Thanks
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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i use a apple looking belkin usb adapter for my iphone with no issues as well as a 10,000 mAh battery pack for recharging on the go with no issues. i cant imagine the watch will be any different.
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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Atlanta
Anyone got any views about using a (quality) generic charger, or about using an Apple iPad charger, instead of the supplied one.

The Apple supplied one is a 1A output so OK for iPhones but not iPads.

What about portable battery packs?

I would prefer to take fewer chargers suitable for all devices when travelling, if possible.

Thanks
Anything that conforms to the USB standard (and has a USB plug )will work fine.
 

Twyntub

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Jul 13, 2007
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Have charged mine from various charging points including:
  • iPod adaptors
  • iPhone adaptors
  • iPad adaptors
  • Kindle USB adaptors
  • An older style Apple 'travel' charger fitted with euro pins, plugged into the shaver socket on a sleeper train
  • The watch foldy-uppy adaptor plugged into the laptop socket on a train
  • Every other USB port imaginable including the ones in the car
  • A TomTom adaptor plugged into the 12v
All fine.
 
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