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    Aren't the cables the same? It's the brick that plugs in to the wall that is different, and noticeably bigger.

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    Oh, for heaven's sake. Here's a photo of the chargers, side-by-side, labels added by yours truly. The iPod in question is a 1st generation Nano, and its charger looks pretty damned identical to the iPad's, doesn't it?

    Someone has already replied that it's not going to hurt the iPod if you accidentally plug it into the higher-capacity iPad charger, and I have verified that with a third-party charger. However - I did call Apple Support, and they did tell me there was the potential that plugging an iPod into the iPad charger could damage it. Probably CYA, but fair enough. So I've been keeping these chargers separate ever since. For the record, my wife fried our WiFi access point (not an AirPort) by plugging in the wrong power supply, so we are wary of making the same mistake with newer equipment.
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    I use only one charger that is the iPad charger for my iPad, iPhone and iPod and have done since I received the iPad some months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLimtiaco View Post
    Oh, for heaven's sake. Here's a photo of the chargers, side-by-side, labels added by yours truly. The iPod in question is a 1st generation Nano, and its charger looks pretty damned identical to the iPad's, doesn't it?

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    Yes it is very close in appearance. I used my daughter's iPod Nano's charger and plugged it into my iPad. It was not easy to get out! It is not a perfect fit to say the least.

    After that I marked hers with her initials.
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    I use my iPad charger all the time for our iPhones and iPods.

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    Do you? Well, I won't use her charger again. I was so scared when it wouldn't come out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbell2000 View Post
    I really don't understand the original post. My two chargers don't look the same at all -- the iPod Touch charger is significantly bigger than the other and there's no way anyone could get them mixed up. Older iPod?
    Is it from apple? I have several iPod charger plugs and they look identical to the iPad charger with the exception of the 5 watt or 10 watt label.

    I use ny iPad charger for everything and it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetPoison View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MLimtiaco View Post
    Oh, for heaven's sake. Here's a photo of the chargers, side-by-side, labels added by yours truly. The iPod in question is a 1st generation Nano, and its charger looks pretty damned identical to the iPad's, doesn't it?

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    Yes it is very close in appearance. I used my daughter's iPod Nano's charger and plugged it into my iPad. It was not easy to get out! It is not a perfect fit to say the least.

    After that I marked hers with her initials.
    Actually all iDevice cables are identical in size. The difference is some have snap clips on the sides and others don't. If you use a cable and can't get it out squeeze the sides to release it. The longer tip ones are like this. The short ones tend to not have the clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLimtiaco View Post
    - I did call Apple Support, and they did tell me there was the potential that plugging an iPod into the iPad charger could damage it. .
    I knew it. It was too hard to get out. Couldn't have been good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bbell2000 View Post
    I really don't understand the original post. My two chargers don't look the same at all -- the iPod Touch charger is significantly bigger than the other and there's no way anyone could get them mixed up. Older iPod?
    Is it from apple? I have several iPod charger plugs and they look identical to the iPad charger with the exception of the 5 watt or 10 watt label.

    I use ny iPad charger for everything and it works fine.
    All of my chargers are from Apple and the brick on the iPod charger is significantly larger. As I said in my original post, my iPod Touch is one of the early ones and maybe that's the difference. Either way, I'd have to be blind to get it and my iPad charger mixed up.


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