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Car Chargers

Hivoltage

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Will the Belkin Car & 110 volt charger I got for my Ipod Touch also work with my soon to be here Ipad? Hope so, that is 1 less accessory I will need to buy!!!;)
 
Will the Belkin Car & 110 volt charger I got for my Ipod Touch also work with my soon to be here Ipad? Hope so, that is 1 less accessory I will need to buy!!!;)

If you dont have any info on the charger you will have to try it to find out. I have a couple of iPod Belkin car chargers, one of them charges my iPad while using the other only charges when the iPad is not in use.
 
The iPad uses a 2A output for it's charger. So if the car charger says 2A or possibly 2000ma output (same thing), you would probably be fine. If it says something like 500ma output, that's only a quarter of the charge that the OEM iPad charger can output...so most likely it will only charge if it is off, and even then so slowly that it wouldn't be worth it except for very long trips.
 
OOPS, actually it is a DLO Power Bug and only good for 500ma, guess I need a new one. Thanks Guys.
 
The iPad has 2 lipolymer batteries to feed so it does take a significant amount of juice to feed. I would wager that most car-to-USB chargers made prior to 2010 don't have much over 1 amp output because the older USB specs do not call for that much juice.
 
I was able to find car chargers that have a 2a output, but they are all hard wired for mini usb. I couldn't find a single charger that was 2a AND was just a female USB port.
 
When is Apple going to make a car charger? This seems like a no-brainer... Why didn't they do this from the start?

CM
 
I bought the Griffin "Power Duo" ($49.95) from the Apple store. It is rated at 2.1 amp and can be used with IPod, Ipod Touch and IPad.
 
I plan on getting the Kensington Power Block from Apple. Several manufacturers make models, but seem to only sell through Apple.
 

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