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Does anyone know if it is ok to use Ipad 3 charger with

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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012 5:55:05 PM PST
K. Zhao says:
Knidle fire 8.9" Thanks

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 6:07:03 PM PST
Fuzzy says:
There is nothing special about the Amazon chargers. Any charger will work as long as you have a cable with the correct fittings.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 6:43:24 PM PST
B. Marks says:
It's important that the charger have the correct voltage. Since these are both USB chargers they'll both be 5 volts so that's no problem.

It's also important that there's enough amperage. Some devices will adapt to lower amperages but many won't and you don't want to under power the device. So if the amperage on the Ipad charger is the same or more than the amperage on the Kindle charger it's fine. If the Ipad charger is lower amperage I wouldn't do it without looking into whether that can harm the device.

Actually in the case of the Ipad and the Kindle Fire I'm pretty sure the amperage will be sufficient. The Ipad chargers tend to be 2.1 amps and most other tablet chargers are less than that.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 7:14:17 PM PST
K. Zhao says:
Thanks. The iPad is 2.1A and I think kindle is 1.8A. So I was worried that maybe the iPad one might be too strong and might burn the kindle device overtime! Seems to me it is close enought but I was not sure.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 8:14:56 PM PST
lonbeehold says:
Short answer, yes, you can use the iPad block. I found this link very helpful:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 7:13:46 AM PST
B. Marks says:
If the amperage is greater the tablet will only draw what it needs so there's no problem. Voltage, on the other hand, shouldn't be much greater than the spec.

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