the reps are there to make money..."you need separate chargers for everything..."
should be fine. i haven't had any problems with mine so far
You can use any charger that came with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod Classic, or iPad to charge any iOS device.
For those whose iPad's say "not charging", it actually is very slowly. That will be the case for those using less powerful, non 2.1 amp car chargers, wall adapters, or USB ports.
Apple - Batteries - iPadQuote:
Originally Posted by apple.com/batteries/ipad
I then asked them, what if I accidentally plug my iPhone into the iPad's charger, and they said that would be alright, as each device pulls what it needs and the device's battery charging circuitry knows how much amperage it needs.
Thats why i said they are if they told them they couldnt, clearly they d not know too much if they are giving out bad info, I have an extra ipad plug because I bought the longer cord, and I use the one that came with it for everything from iphone, ipod touch to my gps when it is sitting too long and battery starts to drain from not being in car. so far no issues with any usb devide I plug into it, comes in handy.Quote:
Originally Posted by xune
A tip my wife last night used my iPhone charger to charge her iPad 2 before i came to bed i then plugged in my iPhone and this morning the phone was dead!!
plugging in the 10w iPad to the 5w iPhone charger will blow the charger. The other way round does not seem to affect the iPhone or charger at all. I have also found that my iPad 2 will not charge when I'm on bootcamp windows yet the same port but logged into Lion os it charges fine! Odd me thinks
iPad mustn't blow original iPhone charger, because before charging it tests connected device to determine how much current (power) it may supply - Apple use data circuits for it by applying different voltages to them in iPad and iPhone chargers. If it wasn't so your PC would block USB port every time you plug in iPad dew to overpower. Excuse my english.Quote:
Originally Posted by alks
MACs can charge iPad because they (modern ones) can provide 1100 mAmps on one USB port, but iPad starts to charge only when it determine that is connected to MAC, not PC.