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    Charging the ipad in the car

    Can the cigarette plug charger cord for the iPod be used to charge the iPad while in transit?

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    Most iPod accessories will charge the iPad - but very slowly. If you connect it and the charging symbol comes on then it will charge it. If it says - not charging - you have to turn off the screen for the accessory to charge the iPad. Again both are very slow. Consider getting something like this
    Amazon.com: PowerGen Dual USB 2A 10w (fast) Heavy Duty Ouput Car Charger - White: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I bought this one for $3 - have one in every car. Charges iPads and iPhones/iPods - at the same time.
    Amazon.com: High Output Dual USB Port Car Charger for Ipad, Samsung Galaxy, Iphone, Blackberry, Droid, Gps, and Other Tablets, Smart Phones and High Powered Devices: Computers & Accessories

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    I have a Belkin that I use for my iPod (and for my temporary iPad - returned a 16 for a 32 and waiting). Works just fine. I automatically plug one in when going someplace whether I am using it or not.

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    If you want the pad to charge normally, do not get a cig plug charger thats for iPhone AND iPad; that will be very slow charging. iPad needs a10 watt charger to charge at its normal rate. Belkin and Kingston both make a dual plug one slot for phone and one slot for pad; normal charge for each. Read the specs before you buy.
    Cheers, Roger

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    I have this combo from Griffin: PowerDuo for iPad - Car and wall chargers for iPad, iPod and iPhone - Griffin Technology

    The car charger quickly charges my iPads 1 and 2, iPhones 4 and 4S, and touch 4. You can find it at many retailers, for varying prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidinvirginia
    I have a Belkin that I use for my iPod (and for my temporary iPad - returned a 16 for a 32 and waiting). Works just fine. I automatically plug one in when going someplace whether I am using it or not.
    Got new iPad and Belkin works well. Keep iPad connected to MacBook most of the time at home. Battery life seems goog so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasllcap
    If you want the pad to charge normally, do not get a cig plug charger thats for iPhone AND iPad; that will be very slow charging. iPad needs a10 watt charger to charge at its normal rate. Belkin and Kingston both make a dual plug one slot for phone and one slot for pad; normal charge for each. Read the specs before you buy.
    I'll check on that. Thanks.


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