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Is This In-car Transformer Applicable to iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by letsappleit, Jul 25, 2010.

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    I asked for suggestions about In-car iPad charger on Apple.com and someone recommended this (http://www.tinydeal.com/rig8355-p-7375.html). The following is his/her description.
    I've registered here to ask if this one is eligible. I'm sorry the DC tension should be 24V.
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    The thing that really concerns me is that it says, "Input voltage range: DC 24V" and your car's "accessory plug" (we used to call them cigarette lighter plugs in the (cough) good old days) is only 12 volts. Personally, if it was me, I wouldn't use a $12.24 (which is about £8 at a today's rate) charger for my iPad even if the voltage looked correct.
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    Thank you very much. And I wanna talk about the voltage only. I haven't use my car's DC power supply by far, and not paid attention to the exact voltage. So I wanna ask if there is no chance for a car to have a voltage besides DC 24V.
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    Well I guess the part I left out of my previous post was that almost all cars manufactured today, even European ones, run off of 12 volts and that is why I raised the question about using this charger. Ideally, you should look for something with a 12 volt input with a USB outlet that supplies at least 10 watts.
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    Thanks again! I know what to do now.

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