Can you charge your ipad with the charger that comes with an iphone?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Mark4777, May 5, 2011.

  1. Mark4777

    Mark4777 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to mess up the battery.
     
  2. mendezpenate

    mendezpenate iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    No problem..
     
  3. Kin Lau

    Kin Lau iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Yes, but it's slow. The reverse works just fine - I use my iPad2 charger on my iPhone.
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 1
    As the other posters have pointed out, it works OK but it's slow. The iPad charger has a 2 amp current capability and can charge the iPad much faster than a normal USB port on a computer or an iPod charger. If you connect it to your PC USB port, you'll typically see the iPad report 'Not charging' because the charge rate is so slow. So it's advisable, for the fastest charge, to always use the supplied iPad charger but, for sure, you won't do any harm by connecting it to the iPod charger.

    Also, as the other poster suggested, you can charge the iPod with the iPad charger. Although the iPad charger has a much higher current capability it won't 'force feed' the iPod, which will simply take the current from the iPad charger that it needs - no more.

    Tim
     
  5. Wolfpuppies3

    Wolfpuppies3 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Ratings:
    +10 / 1
    Yes, but why would you want to

    charge at a much much slower rate? Why not just use the charger it came with?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can using a different charger how to mess up iphone
,

can you charge ipad with iphone charger

,

can you charge your ipad 2 with your iphone charger

,

does differet watt chargers mess up ipad

,

does my ipad mess up my iphone charger

,

does sharing chargers mess up your charger

,

does your iphone get messed up if you charge it with an ipad charger

,
will a 4 iphone charger mess up an ipad if used to charge it?
,

will an iphone charger mess up an ipad

,
will my iphone mess up if i use a cheaper charger