1. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    As I've been reading for a year and confirmed when I got my 6S+ the 12v charger juices it up considerably faster than the 5v charger.

    Has anyone noticed any issues using the 12v over long periods of time?

    Just curious
    10-31-2015 01:54 PM
  2. andrwstw's Avatar
    10-31-2015 02:43 PM
  3. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    That's the pre Plus days. I'm just curious if there were any long term issues with Plus users doing this to the same phone for 14 months straight.
    10-31-2015 05:18 PM
  4. Wildo6882's Avatar
    They are certified for all iPhones and iPads. You'll be fine. I use it to charge my phone and keep the regular charger in my travel bag.
    10-31-2015 07:01 PM
  5. jpgti's Avatar
    Ive used a 12v charger on my plus for a year, and now on my 6s+. No issues other than it charging faster. Apple itself mentions the 12v can be used for this very reason.
    10-31-2015 11:20 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Ive used a 12v charger on my plus for a year, and now on my 6s+. No issues other than it charging faster. Apple itself mentions the 12v can be used for this very reason.
    An Apple 12v charger may be OK, as long as it doesn't make it hot. But steer clear of 3rd party cheap chargers. They could damage the battery and shorten life.
    11-01-2015 10:11 AM
  7. jpgti's Avatar
    An Apple 12v charger may be OK, as long as it doesn't make it hot. But steer clear of 3rd party cheap chargers. They could damage the battery and shorten life.
    I only use apple chargers for all of my Apple products, other than the charging I get from the radio in my car. I don't trust anything else.
    11-01-2015 11:45 AM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I charge my 6s Plus with a 12V charger every single night. No problems whatsoever.
    11-01-2015 11:51 AM
  9. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Thank ya... Thank ya....
    11-01-2015 12:57 PM
  10. Ankit Prakash1's Avatar
    In India, the 2.1A charger is supplied in the retail package itself. It charges quite fast (almost as good as quick charging). Haven't faced any issue till now and don't expect any issues as Apple supplied the charger.
    11-02-2015 03:11 AM
  11. mj0's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't a 12V charger blow this thing to hell and back?

    All iPhone/iPad chargers are 5V, what you're referring to is the electric current (Ampere) not the Voltage (Volt). The charger shipped with the iPhone manages 1A while the iPad's charger manages 2.1A, both at 5V, meaning that one is a 5W charger (5V * 1A = 5VA), the other a 10.5W (5V * 2.1A = 10.5VA) charger.

    Whichever one you use doesn't make a difference - the iPhone will only draw as much power as it physically (or electrically) can. Thus, you cannot damage your iPhone by using a higher power charger and vice versa.
    11-02-2015 10:35 AM
  12. Peligro911's Avatar
    11-02-2015 12:36 PM
  13. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    12v charger and the 6S+-imoreappimg_20151102_114511.jpg Correct, switch my V with W.
    11-02-2015 01:45 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't a 12V charger blow this thing to hell and back?

    All iPhone/iPad chargers are 5V, what you're referring to is the electric current (Ampere) not the Voltage (Volt). The charger shipped with the iPhone manages 1A while the iPad's charger manages 2.1A, both at 5V, meaning that one is a 5W charger (5V * 1A = 5VA), the other a 10.5W (5V * 2.1A = 10.5VA) charger.

    Whichever one you use doesn't make a difference - the iPhone will only draw as much power as it physically (or electrically) can. Thus, you cannot damage your iPhone by using a higher power charger and vice versa.
    The Voltage is not a concern. The amps could be.
    11-02-2015 11:39 PM
  15. mj0's Avatar
    You're joking, right? The Voltage is not a concern? Right, that's why it's universally absolutely ok to hook up a device made exclusively for the US market (110V) to a European power network running at 220V. You know what's going to happen? Kaboom, that's what. It'll most likely also smell funny (nothing like the smell of blown electrolytic capacitors). Go ahead and try it if you don't believe me, just make sure it's not a device made for both markets (such as Apple's chargers for example). You'll be surprised how fast fuses can blow

    What you're saying can end up endangering or even killing people who believe what they read and try everything without thinking twice. Remember the microwave incident? That happened because people are gullible as hell and will try anything as long as it sounds feasible. You should really read up on your most basic physics / electricity before you run around publicly announcing that "Voltage is not a concern"

    SkydiverTilt: Exactly, that charger says 12W (Watt aka Voltampere aka Volt * Ampere) and not 12V. Huge difference - HUGE! You will also notice that on the bottom it says Input 100-240V (which means it'll work both in the US and Europe) and Output 5.2V at 2.4A.
    Last edited by mj0; 11-03-2015 at 01:32 AM.
    11-03-2015 01:19 AM
  16. jdlnmia's Avatar
    While you are correct about normal devices made for US electrical systems, AC voltage does not matter to the iPhone or the Apple 12W or 5W adapter because they automatically convert to either 110v or 220v.
    11-03-2015 08:08 AM
  17. mj0's Avatar
    Of course they do. That's why I said "made for both markets (such as Apple's chargers for example)".
    Still doesn't change the fact that their voltage is 5V on the output side and unlike Ledstepelin said voltage does matter big time.
    11-03-2015 09:57 AM

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