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    The little white (or multicolor) blocks for ac charging that are not manufactured by Apple, do not seem to charge nearly as fast as the Apple. Are the amps, volts or watts different?
    What is the standard for the iphone 5?
    12-19-2013 06:05 PM
  2. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    The little white (or multicolor) blocks for ac charging that are not manufactured by Apple, do not seem to charge nearly as fast as the Apple. Are the amps, volts or watts different?
    What is the standard for the iphone 5?
    The BIG block ones are 12W - Apple 12W USB Power Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)
    The small ones are 5W - Apple 5W USB Power Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)
    12-19-2013 06:22 PM
  3. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    iPhones use the 5W charger.
    Which is 5 volts 1amp =5 watts

    As Chris replied everything goes up from there. Like the iPad 4 charger is also 5 volts but with 2 amps = 10 watts
    12-19-2013 07:12 PM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Also the iPad mini charger is of course larger too. i can hear people asking this question because I did.

    To save in switching chargers between your iPad and iPhone can you use the iPad chargers to charge your iPhone...The short answer is yes but Apple DOES NOT recommend it but the other way around and use the smaller to charge your iPhone for the iPad as well. It may take a bit longer but won't damage your iphone by using the larger iPad charger.

    Also I notice myself since i have enough outlets and a kind of designated area to charge my Phone and pad, Feel how warm the iPad charger gets and you will know why Apple does not recommend it for your iPhone. Sorry to carry on but I thought it was worth mentioning.
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    12-19-2013 07:32 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Also the iPad mini charger is of course larger too. i can hear people asking this question because I did.

    To save in switching chargers between your iPad and iPhone can you use the iPad chargers to charge your iPhone...The short answer is yes but Apple DOES NOT recommend it but the other way around and use the smaller to charge your iPhone for the iPad as well. It may take a bit longer but won't damage your iphone by using the larger iPad charger.

    Also I notice myself since i have enough outlets and a kind of designated area to charge my Phone and pad, Feel how warm the iPad charger gets and you will know why Apple does not recommend it for your iPhone. Sorry to carry on but I thought it was worth mentioning.
    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
    12-19-2013 07:46 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    While we are on this subject I was to lazy to take the charger out of my i5s box so I've been using my i5 charger so at least now I know it doesn't make a difference


    Sent from my iPhone 5 on wifi
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    12-19-2013 08:27 PM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    About a year ago I bought the wall outlet pates that gave USB plugs built in. I haven't used the bricks in a long time
    Spencerdl and Elizabeth2 like this.
    12-19-2013 08:36 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Also the iPad mini charger is of course larger too. i can hear people asking this question because I did.

    To save in switching chargers between your iPad and iPhone can you use the iPad chargers to charge your iPhone...The short answer is yes but Apple DOES NOT recommend it but the other way around and use the smaller to charge your iPhone for the iPad as well. It may take a bit longer but won't damage your iphone by using the larger iPad charger.

    Also I notice myself since i have enough outlets and a kind of designated area to charge my Phone and pad, Feel how warm the iPad charger gets and you will know why Apple does not recommend it for your iPhone. Sorry to carry on but I thought it was worth mentioning.
    I use my iPad charger on my iPhone all the time and have for a few years with different iPads and iPhones. No harm done as far as I can tell.
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    12-19-2013 09:37 PM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    About a year ago I bought the wall outlet pates that gave USB plugs built in. I haven't used the bricks in a long time
    What do they look like?


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    12-19-2013 09:42 PM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    What do they look like?


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    I bought these http://www.amazon.com/Slim-Wall-Plat...mUvbUpU2155403

    But you could do the hardwire ones too http://www.amazon.com/Newer-Technolo...mUvbUpU2155403
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    12-19-2013 09:46 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What do they look like?


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    A regular outlet with two USB ports on the side. I think each USB port is 10W and so can charge an iPhone or iPad.
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    12-19-2013 09:47 PM
  12. kataran's Avatar
    I like this one nice price
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    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
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    12-19-2013 09:49 PM
  13. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    I like this one nice price
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    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    I like that! I have a Belkin small power strip for travel that has two USB ports on it but for home use that is a great idea
    12-19-2013 10:05 PM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    I have 3 of those around the house. They are so convenient and really easy to install. Goes right over plug
    12-19-2013 10:53 PM

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