iPad charger to use on Iphone

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Boblins, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Boblins

    Boblins iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi,

    I recently lost my iPhone charger and was wondering can I use my iPad 2 wall charger to charge the iPhone and iPod? ie given (I think) it is differnt ampage will it damage the iPhone/iPod?
     
  2. thewitt

    thewitt iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,634
    Thanks Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +79 / 0
    There is no problem using your iPad charger on your iPhone. Though more power is available, the power is not forced into the iPhone, it's drawn as needed. It will charge faster because the iPhone's charging circuitry is able to use the additional power.

    Remember these devices are designed to be plugged into USB ports which have a very wide range of available power...
     
  3. DefBref

    DefBref iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Egremont
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    Although you are correct about no need to worry, they are not totally the same! The ipad charger (as mentioned in post#2) has a higher power output (10w compared to 5w for iphone charger). This means you can't use a iphone charger to charge a ipad as there's not enough juice. The other way round is fine as explained in post #2.
     
  4. Gabriel1

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,096
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +748 / 0
    That's not entirely correct, you can use an iPhone charger to charge an iPad.......it just charges it slower as its more like a trickle charge.

    The Archangel
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
apple iphone chargers proper use
,
can i charge iphone using ipad charger
,
can i use ipad charger to my iphone?
,
can the same wall charger be used for ipad and iphone
,
same charger for ipad and iphone
,
use ipad charger on iphone
,
using ipad charger for iphone
,

using ipad charger on iphone

,
using ipad wall charger for iphone
,
using iphone wall charger for ipad