1. jkender's Avatar
    Is it safe to use the Apple 12W USB Power Adapter (instead of the 5W one) with the Apple Watch magnetic charging cable?
    07-01-2015 12:45 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    In theory, yes. I'd do it in a pinch but not make a habit of it...
    jkender likes this.
    07-01-2015 01:00 PM
  3. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I do it all the time. I am sure Apple thought of that and put in an auto regulating charger like in the rest of the Apple devices. The last thing they want is people frying their watches because they plugged the cable into the iPad charger.
    jkender likes this.
    07-01-2015 01:03 PM
  4. WST88's Avatar
    I hope so, because that is all I have been using..
    jkender likes this.
    07-01-2015 03:53 PM
  5. dcscott's Avatar
    The power supply won't put out more than the device is asking for. The larger adapter is simply capably of supplying more current should the connected device need it (think iPad). There is no harm whatsoever in using it with your watch.
    jkender likes this.
    07-01-2015 06:01 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    No harm at all. I've charged my iPhone's for years on a 12W charger with no problems. Watch should be the same.
    jkender likes this.
    07-01-2015 06:20 PM
  7. metreece's Avatar
    Does it charge the watch up faster than the 5 watt charger?
    07-02-2015 11:15 AM
  8. neurodave's Avatar
    Working fine for me, doesn't charge faster though.
    07-03-2015 09:12 AM
  9. metreece's Avatar
    That is what I discovered. Doesn't charge faster. The watch must establish the charging rate.
    07-03-2015 12:25 PM
  10. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    Yes, it works just fine. Apple considered this when they designed the power management features in its products. There's NO risk in damaging your Apple Watch.
    07-03-2015 07:29 PM

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