4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2013 11:04 AM by philus
philus Level 1 (0 points)

Hi everyone!

I've got an iPhone 4s and I've bought yesterday the new iPad Air... Amazing!

However, I was thinking of using my iPhone charger (which is smaller than the other) when I'm at the university.

But, I've noticed these details:


iPhone 4s/5 charger:


- Input: 100 - 240V ~ 50/60 Hz 0.15A

- Output: 5V --- 1A


iPhone Air charger:


- Input: 100 - 240V ~ 50/60 Hz 0.15A

- Output: 5.2V --- 2.4A


What are the effects of using the iPhone charger for the iPad???
In my opinion, it will take more time to charge, is it correct???




  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,932 points)

    Use a phone charger for the iPad youi'll get a 'not charging' warning and it'll charge much slower.


    If you want to use only one charger, use the iPad one for both devices. The iDevices have circuitry in them so that you can use the more powerful charger for devices that need less input.

  • Nathan-D Level 3 (945 points)

    It will not charge the iPad, not enough amps. Buy a second 12W iPad charger to use with both phone and iPad.

  • Rudegar Level 7 (25,480 points)

    Non of them could damage the device but as a rule the iphone chaegers dont provide enough power to charge ipads

  • philus Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks guys! I will use the correct charger for the iDevices!

    But, if I carry just one of them, it is better to use the iPad charger for both the iDevice....