Ipad air bought in states - charging with uk ipad1 charger?

(5 Posts)
sausagefortea Fri 24-Jan-14 10:32:22

I have the lead that came with the ipad air and a socket thing that came with my dh's ipad 1 bought in the uk. can injust plug the lead into the uk adapter? Don't want to blow up my new ipad!

Btw the ipad 1 adapter says 10w USB power adapter 100-240v 0.45a 50-60 hz output 5.1v but the ipad air (bought in us with us pin socket) says 12w USB power adapter 100-240v 0.5a 50-60hz output 5.2v. Feel like I'm sitting a physics a level!!!

Theas18 Fri 24-Jan-14 13:28:02

I understand, after the "fun" with my ipad leads, that the old charger will be slow/underpowered, but probably not unsafe.

Can you just stick the USA charger into a US-UK adaptor?

sausagefortea Fri 24-Jan-14 19:26:57

Thanks found a us adaptor (well think it is, the us plug fits) and its charging without exploding! Thanks!

lazydog Sat 25-Jan-14 05:54:17

They're definitely close enough to be interchangeable. Even the charge time difference would be negligible.

lazydog Sat 25-Jan-14 05:56:31

To add, dh and I both have degrees in electronic engineering - I'm not just guessing grin

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