With 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.