Can I use the plug adapters with my iPad charger?

The iPod charger that comes with the World Travel Kit has normal iPod specs (Input: 100-240V 0.15A 50-60Hz Output: 5V 1A). I am going to Spain and had planned on using this kit with my iPod Touch, but I just got an iPad and noticed that it's charger is a little different (Input 100-240V 0.45A 50-60Hz Output: 5.1V 2.3A). Can I just snap the plug adapters from this kit into my iPad charger and have it work ok? I don't want to accidentally fry my iPad or have it not charge at all!

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    I am an Electrical Engineer. Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: The only things that is important for using any AC adapters overseas are the following:

    * You need to have the right type of plug. If you do not it will not fit, and if you force it, it could break.

    * The adapter needs to support the right voltage for input. Some of the world uses around 110 volts. The rest uses around 220 volts. Many digital devices have power adapters that support both, which is often written as 100-240V or sometimes 110-240V. As long as it support both you are good. If it does not things get messier, and I won't get into them here.

    * It must support the correct frequency for input. Again some parts of the world use 60 Hz, the rest uses 50 Hz. Just about all AC adapters support both. If the do they will say 50-60Hz.

    So looking at the iPad charger:

    Does it have the right plug? Probably not, but with this kit you can change the plug, so now it has the right plug.

    Does it support both 110V and 220V? Yes it does. It supports from 100V to 240V.

    Does it support both 50Hz and 60Hz? Yes.

    Therefore: With the kit and your iPad charger it will work pretty much anywhere on earth, and even on the space station!

    The last number for input is Amperage. It is related to how much Current or "Juice" it uses. You really don't need to worry about that, as all AC adapters use little enough current that they will work anywhere.

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  • I was at an Apple store today (Austin Tx Domain store) and asked the question regarding the ipad compatibility with the world travel kit adapters and the Apple rep said that it was compatible with the ipad.

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  • The World Adapter power output is 1 amp (5 watts). The iPad power adapter output is 2 amps (10 watts). When I bought my iPad 1, the Apple sales person pointedly stated that the typical USB iPod power adapter outputs 5 watts while the iPad power adapter outputs 10 watts. Though RR from Seattle may be correct that 5 watts may charge the iPad if the iPad of OFF.

    Whenever the iPad is plugged into AC (the wall) or DC (USB), note the battery status icon in the upper right. The icon will indicate CHARGED, CHARGING or the words "NOT CHARGING" will appear in the status bar. Plugged in does not necessarily mean the iPad is charging.

    From the Apple iPad iOS 4.2 User Guide:
    Charge the battery: The best way to charge the iPad battery is to connect iPad to a power outlet using the included Dock Connector to USB Cable and 10W USB power adapter. When you connect iPad to a USB 2.0 port on a Mac with the Dock Connector to USB Cable, iPad may charge slowly while syncing.
    Important: The iPad battery may drain instead of charge if iPad is connected to a PC, to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, to a USB hub, or to the USB port on a keyboard.
    If your Mac or PC doesn’t provide enough power to charge your iPad, a Not Charging message appears in the status bar. To charge iPad, disconnect it from your computer and connect it to a power outlet using the included Dock Connector to USB Cable and 10W USB Power Adapter.

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  • Yes, this product is compatible with all Apple products.

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  • Yes its possible

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