5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2013 1:09 PM by Michael Black
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Can I charge my ipad4 from a car USB? Many thanks.

iPad, Ipad4
  • pvonk Level 6 (13,722 points)

    Yes, but depending on how many watts it charges with, recharging may take longer than usual.

  • Phil0124 Level 7 (20,951 points)

    It will probably charge very very slowly, but it depends on how much power the car usb is providing.


    And don't be surprised if you get the "Not Charging" label when connected.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    The iPad 4 uses a 12W wall charger. The standard USB only provides 2.5W, so charging will be V...E...R...Y Slow.


     Cheers, Tom

  • wegras Level 6 (15,070 points)

    If your car has the 12v power socket ( used to be cigarette lighter socket )

    You can buy a USB insert with one or two USB sockets delivering only power

    I have a Scosche device which has 2 x USB sockets  both delivering 2.1 Amps designed for iPad charging

  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,421 points)

    I bought some bargain lighter socket adapter (might be Kensington ?) on Amazon with a 2.1 or 2.4 amps USB slot and it charges my retina iPad fine (I think it is also rated at 10watts ?).  My car does not have a USB port built in, but the power socket adapters are cheap and work well.