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Works with iPad 1 and iPhone 4,
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This review is from: Belkin 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (1 AMP / 5 Watt) (Electronics)
The USB ports are .750 amp , or 4 watts each. iPads come with a 10 watt charger, iPhone with 5 watt. Still, it charges my iPad 1, though if it very low on battery power it only charges (slowly) if the iPad is off. It also charges the iPhone about as fast as the one that comes with it (5 watts vs 4 watts, not much less). Supposedly it is better for the battery to do slow charges when you can.
These are great if you have outlets where you are going to set them down, like at your bedside or by the couch.
You will always need a portable wall charger and a car charger, of course. I suggest you get these with 2.1 amps/10 watt, the max for Apple devices, as you are usually in a hurry when you are using them. However, this has two unbeatable advantages over portable USB chargers:
1. They are always there.
2. You always know where they are.
You might want to get some of the 6-foot Apple charger cables, then you can use the device while it is charging. They are really handy.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 7:17:27 AM PDT
doctor don says:
You said "Still, it charges my iPad 1. It also charges my iPhone 4." But at 750 mA, the charging time is increased. That may not be a problem if you use the iPhone less than an average user and can get by with charging it only at night - OR if you keep it connected to a charger while in your vehicle.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 3:45:31 PM PDT
Right you are, I have updated my review to be more complete and balanced. Thank you!
Posted on Jul 20, 2012 9:30:14 AM PDT
Joe Rhodes says:
Thanks, I wondered what mA the USB put out. I think I'll go with a something a little stronger.
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