Ipad won't charge in car but iphones will

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by BatEars, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. BatEars

    BatEars
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hi just wondering if anyone knows why my iPhone will charge through my car stereo but not my ipad mini. It obviously the same voltage because you can use the same socket transformer and just change the USB cord so I don't understand why :/ thanks guys
     
  2. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,345
    Thanks Received:
    897
    It's hit and miss with car chargers. Some supply enough power, others don't.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  3. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    24,335
    Thanks Received:
    5,521
    It's likely because the iPad mini has a larger battery than the iPhone, requiring more power to charge properly than your car charger can supply. Your iPad will charge, but at a much slower rate.
     
  4. Wolfpuppies3

    Wolfpuppies3
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
    You need 5 watts to charge the mini. Less than that makes the charging time really looooooong.
     
  5. Skull One

    Skull One
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    612
    Thanks Received:
    78
    The issue is the amperage involved. iPhone can charge at an amperage as low as .25. The iPad Mini, if memory serves wants a minimum of .5 amperage. Your car stereo is probably putting out .4 amps or below to comply with the older USB 1.X and 2.0 standard.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
can you charge an ipad mini in the car
,
ipad mini wont charge in car
,
ipad will not charge in car
,

ipad wont charge in car

,
my ipad mini wont charge in the car
,
my ipad wont charge in the car
,
why wont ipad charge in car
,
why wont my ipad charge in my car
,

why wont my ipad charge in the car

,
why wont my ipad mini charge in my car