Apr6 | 2010
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Will it charge my iPad?

About iPad PowerWith the announcement of our PowerJolt and PowerBlock products for iPad we’ve received loads of questions about power:

Will my previous devices work with iPad? Can I use iPad chargers with my other Apple products? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

  • iPad takes 2.1 amp to properly charge
  • new devices, such as our PowerJolt and PowerBlock for iPad, are made to charge a 2.1 amp device (specifically, iPad in this case)
  • our 1 amp devices, such as iTrip Auto (2010 model), will work with iPad. iTrip Auto will even charge iPad, but the speed of charging will be much slower due to less power (1 amp over 2.1 amp)
  • devices that take 1 amp such as iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch can be charged safely with 2.1 amp chargers. Note that this will not decrease the time it takes to charge, because these devices will only receive the amount of power they permit.
  • He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Here’s a quick break down of charge requirements for Apple devices to help you:

  • iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS – 500mA (0.5A)
  • iPod nano 5G – 500mA (0.5A)
  • iPod touch 2G – 500mA (0.5A)
  • iPad – 2 amp

We hope this helps answer your questions. If you have a product specific question please feel free to contact our wonderful support department.

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  • http://rexblog.com Rex Hammock

    So let me get all this straight — or at least in english:

    1. Are you saying I can use all the 500mA (0.5A) (I have no idea what any of that means) devices with an iPad, but that they'll just charge it slower?

    2. So what happens if I use a 2 amp. version on an iPhone: Will the iPhone blow up? If so, how big of an explosion can I expect? Will it be big enough to go viral if I record it and post it on YouTube?

    3. Do I need a Blendtec blender to blend a PowerJolt or PowerBlock, or would just a regular blender do?

    4. Are wood chucks complaining about their inability to listen to wood chucking songs while using the ChuckWood App on their iPads?

    5. I think I know the answers to 2-5, but #1, I'd really like to know.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Great questions Rex!

    1. Are you saying I can use all the 500mA (0.5A) (I have no idea what any of
    that means) devices with an iPad, but that they'll just charge it slower?

    WAY slower. 1 amp will be much slower too, but 500mA will take much longer
    to charge iPad.

    2. So what happens if I use a 2 amp. version on an iPhone: Will the iPhone
    blow up? If so, how big of an explosion can I expect? Will it be big enough
    to go viral if I record it and post it on YouTube?

    Nope, it won't blow up. I'm not sure what will happen if you mix an iPhone
    with Diet Coke and Mentos, but I strongly discourage you from trying this.

    3. Do I need a Blendtec blender to blend a PowerJolt or PowerBlock, or
    would just a regular blender do?

    The Blendtec people would be too afraid of blending one of our products.

    4. Are wood chucks complaining about their inability to listen to wood
    chucking songs while using the ChuckWood App on their iPads?

    I hope not. Those wood chucks can get pretty testy:
    http://www.yankeeartifacts.com/Images/woodchuck

    5. I think I know the answers to 2-5, but #1, I'd really like to know.

    Hope that helps :)

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  • bill richter

    Hi, I have the powerjoltSE, will it charge and i-pad.
    thanks,bill r

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    PowerJolt SE: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/power
    1 amp charging, iPad needs 2 amp charging.
    I explain in the post that 1 amp will charge iPad, but it's charge time will
    be far greater than a 2 amp charger such as: PowerJolt and PowerBlock (
    http://blog.griffintechnology.com/archives/ipad…).

    We don't claim iPad compatibility with 1 amp chargers, even though they
    will, *very slowly*, charge it.

    I hope this helps,
    Dave

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  • http://www.ipadunboxed.com J.J.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm definitely looking forward to getting my Powerblock.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Thanks J.J. Please let me know what you think when you do.

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