Will this work with the cable that came with my iPod/iPhone?

  • Asked by Plamen K from Lakewood
  • Apr 26, 2010
Apple iPad Dock

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4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Previous Best Answer: "Yes, the cable works with both, but use the charger unit that came with the iphone to charge the iphone and the carger unit that came with the ipad to charge the ipad. The voltage delivered is different. If you are charging through USB to computer the cable will work for either."

    Cable part of the answer is correct. The charger part of the answer is incorrect. Output voltage from Apple iPhone and iPad chargers are identical at 5V which is the USB standard all devices must adhere to. What differs is the amperage the charger can deliver and that directly affects the charging time. The iPad charger output is rated at 2.1 amps (approx 10 watts) while the iPhone is half that (1.1 amps or 5 watts). So, while you can charge the iPad with the iPhone charger, it will take at least twice as long. That doesn't mean, though, that using the iPad charger for your iPhone will charge it faster -- the electronics in the charger will limit it to the maximum current that the device being charged will accept.

    • Answered by James_l B from Powell
    • Aug 20, 2010
  • Yes, the cable works with both, but use the charger unit that came with the iphone to charge the iphone and the carger unit that came with the ipad to charge the ipad. The voltage delivered is different. If you are charging through USB to computer the cable will work for either.

    • Answered by Susan S from West Lafayette
    • Apr 29, 2010
  • Yes all Apple usb or charging cables are the same and work even with the old 3rd Gen iPod cables on the iPad and docks.

    • Answered by David M from Castle Rock
    • May 4, 2010
  • From what I have heard it should work with most any new 30 Pin Dock cable. The fat cable that looks like the big version of the one that came with iPad may or may not work.

    • Answered by Alex N from Memphis
    • May 8, 2010