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  1. pjwk81's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone has ever tried this. Basically I alternate between the iPad Pro and a Thinkpad E580 in work. The laptop has a 65W USB-C charger and, while everything is telling me it’s fine as it’ll only draw what it needs, I haven’t been able to bring myself to risk it in the iPad. Would be really handy only having the one charger at the desk. Thanks.
    09-11-2019 01:14 AM
  2. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    To be on the save side I would recommend using only the apple charger. Unless you talk to apple about this, I don’t think it’s a good idea because you might harm your iPad.
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    09-12-2019 07:30 AM
  3. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I have the 87W USB-C brick by Apple and use it for my iPad 3G 12.9 and it charges with no issue. I feel if the charger is MFi or of a quality brand then you should be ok, to be on the safe side I wouldn’t leave it charging overnight but I would monitor it and unplug once it gets to 100% to avoid overcharging
    Last edited by ZOFOURTWENTY; 09-29-2019 at 07:34 AM.
    09-28-2019 06:00 PM
  4. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have the 87W USB-C brick by Apple and use it for my iPad 3G 12.9 and it charges with no issue. I feel if the charger is MFi or of a quality brand then you should be ok, to be on the safe side I wouldn’t leave it charging overnight but I would monitor it and unplug once it gets to 100% to avoid overcharging
    I asked Apple about that because I have a 2018 15”. They said it wouldn’t be a good idea. If you have to monitor it to make sure nothing goes wrong than I don’t think it’s a good idea. Hope you have AppleCare just in case.
    09-30-2019 08:05 AM
  5. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I asked Apple about that because I have a 2018 15”. They said it wouldn’t be a good idea. If you have to monitor it to make sure nothing goes wrong than I don’t think it’s a good idea. Hope you have AppleCare just in case.
    You have a 2018 15” what? iPad?
    09-30-2019 08:11 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    I purchased a 15w charger at Apple and it charges iPad and my iPhones somewhat faster .
    09-30-2019 09:47 AM
  7. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    You have a 2018 15” what? iPad?
    MacBook Pro. Sorry. I thought everyone knew that 15” meant MacBook Pro. I just shortened it.
    09-30-2019 11:36 AM
  8. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I purchased a 15w charger at Apple and it charges iPad and my iPhones somewhat faster .
    They’re starting that with the new iPhones now. My 2018 12.9” iPad Pro came with a 18W one I think. Trying to see if I can use that with my xs Max.
    09-30-2019 11:38 AM
  9. danwanna's Avatar
    Funny, I've never actually charged my 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 or wife's 11 with the chargers that came in the box. I've used my Lenovo 65W, Apple 61W, Anker PowerPort Atom 60W and current favorite, RavPower PD 61W. I've probably used a few others as well.

    As long as you are using a reputable brand, my understanding is the iPad or iPhone communicates with the charger and controls the output to maximize the charge and stay safe.
    05-18-2020 05:46 PM

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