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using ipad3 with original ipad charger?

by mitchellfox / March 20, 2012 9:51 PM PDT

can the ipad3 (new ipad) use the original ipad charging adaptor. I accidentally plugged in my new ipad (3) to my old original ipad charger for a minute. It seemed to be okay. Then I unplugged it and used the charger that came with new ipad. Did I hurt the ipad at all?

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All the iPad/iPod/iPhone chargers are identical.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 20, 2012 10:02 PM PDT

Don't worry, you did no harm to your new iPad.


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by birdmantd Forum moderator / March 20, 2012 11:50 PM PDT

If Apple did not want you to use your old iPhone power cord w/ your new iPad they would have changed the charger connection. You should be fine.

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It's the same Ipad charger
by blue5ft3 / March 21, 2012 6:01 AM PDT

The new Ipad is using the same Ipad charger which is 10w. The Iphone and Ipod chargers are only 5w so as long as you are using the Ipad charger you will be fine, and it will charge much more quickly than if you used the 5w charger.

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Apple Charger
by pinkzroxor / March 21, 2012 11:12 AM PDT

All generations of iOS devices use the same charger.

This is one thing Apple hasn't changed since the beginning of iOS era

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You are wrong
by urherenow / April 9, 2012 1:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Apple Charger

The iPad chargers are 10W verses the 5W iPhone charger. Most importantly, the NEW iPad charger puts out 2.1A. An iPhone charger WILL NOT CHARGE a new iPad with it's tiny 1A output. In fact, it actually warns you of that fact when you plug it in to an iPhone charger. It won't show signs of charging while plugged into a computer's USB port either.

But.. you can definitely use the new iPAD charger for any of your other devices. It will not burn them up.

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Did I hurt my new ipad (3) ?
by mitchellfox / April 9, 2012 9:45 PM PDT
In reply to: You are wrong

Thanks. Did I hurt my new ipad (3) by using an original iPad with it for a minute or so?

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No worries....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 9, 2012 9:47 PM PDT

You are fine.

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Worked for me...
by Rider3 / April 9, 2012 9:53 PM PDT

My iPad 3 would charge with my iPhone 4S cord and charger while plugged into a wall socket. Not sure how fast it was charging, but it charged.

With the iPad 3 plugged into my MBP USB port, it charged fine. However, plugging it into Parallels Win 7 on the same MBP or my PC, the iPad 3 would not charge.
I resolved this problem by downloading ASUS Ai Charger (free) to the PC and Parallels Win 7 which bumps the power up on the USB ports. iPad 3 now charges on PC and Parallels.

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