Car charger compatibility?

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  1. Finntegral

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    I would like to know if the following Hama car charger is compatible with iPad 3. It reads on the packaging:

    Made for iPod, iPhone
    1000 mA
    12/24 V
    00115097

    Although iPad is not listed as a compatible device, could the charger still be used with iPad? The salesperson thought so, but I'd like to be certain before trying, lest anything untoward happen (I can return the charger if necessary). Hama's support has not responded to my query.
     
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    You're looking a the wrong end of the spec. You want the output, which should be about 2A at 5V (or 10W). More won't hurt. USB is always 5V. It is the amperage that is important.

    Chargers meant for the iPhone or iPod usually supply around one forth to half of the optimum power, and will only charge an iPad, if it is turned off, and even then very slowly.

    If it does not say that it is for the iPad, or does not specify 2A/5V or 10W output (or higher), then it's not going to work well with the iPad 3.

    However the converse is not true. The higher output charger will work just fine with an iPhone or iPad, so you still only need one charger.
     
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    Thanks. Those were the only specs given in the packaging. Based on your advice, I'll return the charger to the store.

     
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    No problem.

    Good luck on finding a better charger.
     
    #4 twerppoet, Apr 24, 2014
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