Using the Same Power Adapter for iPad and iPhone: Pros and Cons
A lot of people wonder if they are able to use the same power adapter for iPad and iPhone. We all know that the two devices created by Apple use 30-pin connectors. At the same time, they require different power adapters with particular wattage ratings for the smartphone and tablet computer.
Most iOS users, especially new owners of both gadgets, come up with the same question. How safe is it to use the same higher-wattage power adapter for iPhone and iPad?
Hello, iPads House. I am the lucky owner of two devices, Apple iPad and iPhone. I like to travel, but I don’t wish to carry several power adapters all the time. Is it possible to use one power adapter for two gadgets? Of course, I am talking about the higher-wattage adapter which I use to charge the tablet computer.
Apple officially allows doing so. If you visit the company’s site, you’ll read that Apple is ok with it. The 10-watt power adapter used for charging tablet computers is compatible with over 20 Apple gadgets starting with the original iPod Nano.
Those who tried to charge iOS smartphone and tablet with the same power adapter assure it works just fine. Your device will not blow up, so there is no need to be afraid to break the gadgets.
Another question is should you charge both devices with the same adapter.
While iPad can handle 2.1 amps, your iOS smartphone goes for 1 amp. Professionals assure that if your iPhone constantly gets 2 amps instead of 1 amp, its system might be stressed over time and the battery life will be shortened. It won’t happen right away, and for a couple of years you might notice nothing special about the phone’s life.
Thus if you still wish to use iPad’s power adapter to charge the iPhone, you better get the 2-year warranty for the phone and charge it the way you like. Since Apple says both devices are compatible for the same charger, the company can easily replace your battery if it degrades during the first two years of usage.
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