Solved

Can I use my iPhone charger to charge other USB devices?

Posted on 2011-02-10
4
1,440 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have the iPod USB power adaptor.  Can I plug any USB chargeable device into it?

Could I use it to charge my Kindle, for example?  The power rating on the two adaptors I have are slightly different, but I suppose that could be within USB standard tolerance.

Can anyone please advise, for sure?  Don't want to ruin a piece of equipment.

Thanks,

Dave
0
Comment
Question by:dlmille
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:rajkumartech
rajkumartech earned 125 total points
ID: 34868504
Yes. if it is USB power adaptor, you can use .
0
 
LVL 42

Author Comment

by:dlmille
ID: 34868515
So you're implying that there's a power tolerance that all USB chargeable devices have?  E.g.,  1 charger is 5v 1a, while the other is 4.8v .85 amp.

Any specs on that acceptable range as evidence?  Sounds like common sense, but its my wifes equipment, so I don't want to mess it up.

If it was mine, I'd just plug in and take my chances...

Dave
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
ChiefoftheChiss earned 375 total points
ID: 34869322
My wife charges her Kindle 3 and iphone 4 off the same USB plug.

I use her old iphone 3g plug to charge my Wakemate.

Been doing this for quite some time.

Also see the review here:
http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Replacement-Adapter-Generation-shipment/dp/B001NIZB5M
"It can also be used to charge other devices that use a USB type charger, although I have only tested it so far with an Apple iPhone 3G and iPod."
0
 
LVL 42

Author Closing Comment

by:dlmille
ID: 34869465
Thanks to you both.  And thanks for the extra validation and confidence.

Dave
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was a complete game changer for Apple. Steve Jobs had even showed his distaste for larger phones, calling them “Hummers”. But to compete with larger smartphones, Apple finally introduced the iPhone 6 wit…
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question