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Is there a car charger for ipad??

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by anmanwar, May 23, 2012.

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    I'm going on vacation and would love to charge my iPad in the car while driving. I'm not seeing anything labeled as "car charger"? Is there one? Should I check an apple store? Thanks! Annette
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    The apple online store has a car charger for your iPad.Look under cables and docks in the iPad section.If you haven't already done so,the apple store has a free app in the app store for you to download.
    If you have a local Apple store you could see if they have any in stock before ordering online,it would be quicker.
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    Bought the Griffen Powerjolt car charger with usb cable yesterday. 2.1 Amp, should be strong enough to charge ipad while using it, I read in another thread that someone complained that car charger (do not know which one he was using) could not keep ipad charged but that he was using 2 gps programs and listening to music also.
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    Ok, thanks!! Annette
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    Thank you!! Annette
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    I've used the Griffin one for two years. Works well.
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    I have been using the Kensington one. It has two USB connections....one powerful enough for an iPad and one that can be used to charge an iPhone. Works great!
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    RocketFish works well for all my iOS devices.
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    Buy a USB charger that plugs into your lighter socket and just plug the USB cord from your home charger into it. They aren't too expensive.
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    I don't trust cheap chargers. If I buy from a reputable maker, chances are quality is better. And if there's something wrong with a charger and it damages my electronics or burns down my house, I know there's a reputable company behind the charger. (Also chances of getting recall notices if other users have probs with the same charger.) Good luck with that with cheapo chargers, especially bought off eBay or such.

    The cost and construction of Apple's iPhone charger | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
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    The hunt for the cheapest accessory prices is not the be all/end all of iPad ownership.You should also,take the quality of the product into consideration when looking for accessories.The best value for your money is not always the cheapest item on the market.
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    From your post is not clear if you will be renting a car or if you will be driving your own car to where you will be vacationing. If you will be renting then many new rental cars have AC plugs (home type plug) where you could use your home charger to charge your devices. You should check with rental company availability of this feature.
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    Ooh good idea! Thanks
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    Try getting a small inverter that plugs into your dc outlet on the car. It produces ac power that should power your standard ac charger. I got one for $20 at Canadian Tire. The bonus is that you can use it to run any ac appliance including as well. Great travel asset.
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    Top of the third websites to buy a car charger, good results(binnbox.com)
    High Power Dual USB in-car Charger Adapter for Apple iPhone / iPad / iPod and Most Other Smartphones, MP3. This great device keep your device powered and charged when you on a journey in the car, not only will you have one, but two charged devices!
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    Rental car companies never guarantee you the model of car you reserve, so unless their whole fleet has this feature, you'll risk not getting what you need. You make a reservation and they do their best to accommodate, but they often substitute cars, depending on availability.
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    My workberry car charger has a USB port and it charges my iPad.

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