Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Can a IPAD charger be used to charge an Iphone 3G

4476 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2010 12:04 PM by Pete Helme RSS
Who-ME Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
May 13, 2010 12:13 PM
I was wondering if the Ipad 10wt charger be used with Iphone 3g? If so that would remove one charger to haul around or unpack.
My Build, Windows 7, Too much to list
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 13, 2010 12:55 PM (in response to Who-ME)
    I have used it no problem. Also, you can use the iPhone charger to chargebthe iPad, but the iPad charges slower.
    Dell, iPad 3G, iPhone., Other OS
  • Pete Helme Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 6, 2010 12:04 PM (in response to Who-ME)
    I picked up a Griffin PowerJolt for iPad for my iPhone 3G. It puts out up to 2.1 amps of current. I wanted it for using data based navigation apps which suck power like there's no tomorrow. my 1 amp charger just can't keep up and you can watch the battery percentage slowly decrease when using something like Waze. Griffin says on their site and packaging it's just fine to use with iPhones and iPods. Ah, but there's a rub...

    The battery's current charge level doesn't change while plugged into this charger, something I've never seen with any other. It sits on whatever percentage level it was when first plugged in. One has to either reboot the phone or plug into a different power source, then the iPhone will show the up-tick in battery level and that it has in fact, been charging. This makes me think the battery management system is borked with the iPhone when given a higher current. So that tech at the Apple store may have been right. I'm using iOS 4.

    Waiting on Griffin's response.

    FYI. My old WinMo HTC Fuze works just fine with this charger. It keeps a consistent current around 680 ma no matter what charger I plug it into.
    Dual 2 GHz PowerMac G5, MacBook Pro, iMac i5, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G, lots 'o PC's


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.