Using USB-C charger for non-MB use?

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  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Anyone try using the 29W USB-C brick for charging say your iPad?

    From the markings it says the brick supports 5V 2.4A charging which makes it the same as the 12W iPad charger. I know I need an adapter to make it work, but has anyone given it a shot?

    I took the wrong charger on a trip. I'll probably try it later, just hope I don't fry my iPad... :eek:
     
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    You can't "fry" an ipad by using the wrong charger. You can "fry" a charger if you attempt to pull more current from it than it's rated for. The ipad will pull the current it needs, the 2.4A charger should be fine for this. But I don't know whether a USB-C to USB-A converter will pass the charge on. Probably...
     
  3. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    You can't use the Macbook one its usb-c so you would need a new cable which they don't make USB-C to lightning. I guess you could do USB-C to USB then use a lightning cable but why would you:rolleyes:
     
  4. melb00m macrumors regular

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    My guess is that we will see USB-C to Lightning very soon -- maybe not from Apple directly, but definitely from third party vendors.
    Meanwhile, you can use the USB-C to USB female adapter on the charger and connect the lightning cable with the adapter.
     
  5. themacuser macrumors newbie

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    Oh yes, they do...

    FinderScreenSnapz001.jpg

    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.3.kNKxEg&id=44891891271&ns=1&abbucket=13#detail

    You have to order it from overseas. I don't recommend anyone doing it unless they are willing to take chances. It's hit or miss. Some of the stuff are excellent, others are poorly made.

    My cable should be arriving tomorrow. Now, if my computer can get here (4-6weeks) , I can actually test the cable. :p
     
  6. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I will probably pick up one of those USB-C lightning cables, but they want ¥12 for shipping on a ¥28 item? I think I'll pass.

    Because I brought the wrong charger?

    Not sure what's with the eye roll… did you even read my post?
     
  7. themacuser macrumors newbie

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    "I will probably pick up one of those USB-C lightning cables, but they want ¥12 for shipping on a ¥28 item? I think I'll pass."

    Huh??? :eek: 28RMB is $4.50 U.S Dollars. 12RMB is $1.90 U.S. (Of course, that's domestic Chinese shipping) But that's not expensive!!!! Even if you have it shipped half way across the world, I doubt you can buy a USB-C to lightning cable cheaper.
     
  8. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    When in China you get spoiled when it comes to delivery charges. For a simple cable more than 6 RMB is indeed on the high side, often they delivery for free (even if the cable only costs 10 RMB...)
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    One thing to keep in mind is that the rMB charger has a USB-C port on it, not USB. So how would you use it to charge your iPad even with an adapter?
     
  10. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Did you even bother looking at the picture above? :rolleyes:
     
  11. themacuser macrumors newbie

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    That's true, but I travel there fairly regularly. I have discovered the cost of living and prices have gone up quite a bit. Even cheap kuaidi (delivery) is starting to go up. #
     
  12. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Cost of living is definitely going up, haven't noticed a price increase on kuaidis yet I have to say, might need to pay attention to that.
     
  13. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Same way you would plug it into your MacBook. :p
     
  14. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    I did read your post:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     

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