AC Charger for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Tom P., Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Tom P.

    Tom P. iPF Novice

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    I just ordered one of these for 99 cents...

    [ame=http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B003U5KWWI/ref=oss_product]White Rapid Home Wall Charger with IC Chip for Apple Ipad Tablet 3G Wifi 16GB 32GB: Amazon.ca: Electronics[/ame]


    • Brand new Generic charger.
    • Input: 110V - 220V (U.S. Standard) output:5v/2A
    • LED light power indicator.
    • Best replacement for original iPod travel charger.
    • Intelligent IC chip inside recognizes a fully charged battery and automatically switches to a saver mode to prevent overcharging and short circuit.
    Are the voltage specs ok for the iPad 2 ... 5v / 2A ? I assume so, as the Apple charger is 10 watts / 2A.
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    That's some price reduction from CDN$39.99 to CDN$0.99.

    The specs look fine - will be interested in your observations when you receive it.

    Tim
    Scotland
     
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    I had a cheap imitation for a car charger and it melted the plastic around the charger :(
     
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    I owned a couple of iPhones and I've heard horror stories of people using cheap generic chargers.
     
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    I wouldn't risk a fire hazard for that price.
     
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    Will the AC charger for the iPad 2 work with an iPhone or iPod Touch? In other words, is the voltage the same for all... 5 volts? The iPad charger is 2 amps / 10 watts. Is this too much for the iPhone or iPod Touch? Also, does the charger automatically quit charging once the battery is fully charged? I don't want to be cooking batteries.
     
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    You get what you pay for

    That is not money I would save, too huge a risk.
     
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    Yes, the iPad charger also charges the iPhone and iPod touch. All iOS chargers apply a voltage of 5V.

    I believe the iPad itself regulates whether it charges or not and shuts down charging when it is fully charged.
     
  9. Tom P.

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    For 99 cents, I thought I would take a look at it. If it is U/L approved and all, I may try it out. If not, and it looks cheap I can throw it out. However, Amazon regularly has this kind of clear-out pricing on items. I assume the vendor is discontinuing the item and is clearing inventory.

    Note the regular price on this charger was $39.99 (if one can believe that). I will let you know what it looks like and perhaps how it performs once I get it.

    BTW... on the same order, I included an iPad neoprene sleeve for $2.99 and a 3-pack of stylus touch-screen pens for 1 cent.
     
  10. SheerLuckHolmes

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    Maybe it is only an app and not a actual physical item.:comingsoon:
     
  11. Tom P.

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    Click the link to the charger on Amazon in the original post of this thread. It's the real deal.
     
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    Beg to differ with TomP

    that pictured looks nothing like the real deal and puts out only 2 watts, not 10.
     
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    The above linked device has the following specifications: 5V/2A.

    So 5V*2A=10W
     
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    You have to be careful because my daughters Ipod Nano Shorted out I assume was from a cheap wire or her ipod radio. Any non Apple brand chargers will void your warranty. Something similar happened with my Iphone in less than a year and had I used a third party anything they would not have replaced it.
     
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    I do not see any option to start a new subject here. I will ask this question in here. Does anyone know if there is a way to play videos to a TV and charge the IPAD at the same time?

    Sent from my iPad location.
     

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