iPad wallcharger with iPhone 3GS?

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  1. Casiuss

    Casiuss Member

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    My iPad will arrive in a couple of days and I think its a waste to have 2 wallchargers constantly connected to the wall. So I thought of charging the iPhone with my iPad wallcharger while I'm at home.

    The question is, since the ipad wallcharger has 10w and the iphone charger only 5w, will my iphone explode or something? or is it fully charged in like half of the time it would take with the iphone charger?
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    It means the charger will output 10W max. The iPhone will still only pull 5ish watts. If you charged the iPad with the iPhone charger thats when you will run into problems. Slow charging of the iPad and a hot charger, possibly damaging the charger.
  3. jerri

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    It is not going to explode or anything. I only use my iPad charger to charge my iPad and my iPhone. I even plugged it into my nano before. Nothing bad happens.
  4. Ari.

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    I charge iphone 3Gs on iPad charger, i have no overheating problems, just FAST charges, which is great.

    iPad on iPhone charger is very slow.
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    yeah cool that helped me a lot!
    thank you all guys

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  6. DisneyRicky

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    So if you plug an iPad into an iPhone charger, it won't do anything?
    What about an iPod on the iPad charger?
    Can any damage be done to either device?
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    If you plug an iPad into an iPhone charger, it'll either not charge, or charge very slowly. If you plug an iPod into an iPad charger, you'll just get faster charges, nothing else. No damage can be done either way.
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    Isnt that bad since the output is diferent? I read frm somewhere that it might decrease battery life
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    It limits the output, when it says 10W, that means 10W MAX, it doesn't mean it will output 10W on anything, it's just the maximum.
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    iPhone with iPad charger=output of 5W(not 10W), exactly the same as iPhone charger
    iPad with iPhone charger=5W since that is the maximum output of the charger
    It can't charge the iPhone with 10W since it's not that dumb to do that..

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