What’s the difference between charging an iPhone and an iPad. Performance check
How and what to charge the iPhone 12 without the included charger
In the fall of 2020, Apple finally dispelled rumors that the iPhone 12 line of smartphones would not come with a charger. They really stopped putting it in the boxes with the new “apple” devices. Apple explained this decision by its concern for the environment. the smaller the production of accessories and the smaller the package size of the devices, the smaller the carbon footprint. Of course, many have questioned the truth of this reason, but even if it ever turns out that Apple was pursuing some mercantile goals, the power adapter in the regular kit will not return. What do you charge your newly purchased iPhone 12 with??
Let’s take the iPhone 12 Pro, which supports 20-watt fast charging, as an example. If its buyer previously owned an iPhone 11 Pro, there will be no problem. the power adapter of the past “iPhone” delivers 18 watts of power, which on average will only increase the charging time by a dozen minutes.
The situation is worse if the user owned an earlier model before buying the iPhone 12 Pro. Prior to 2019, all the chargers that came with the kit had only 5 watts of power, which means the benefits of fast charging twelfth model can be forgotten. Instead of an hour or so of full battery scale, you’ll have to wait about three hours or even more.
But that’s not even the point. Our reality is that rarely anyone, when buying a new model of Apple smartphone, leaves the old one “in reserve”. It is common to part with a past “iPhone” by selling it on the secondary market or passing it on “by inheritance” to relatives. In this case, the charger, of course, is also transferred to the new owner. The only exceptions are if the previous smartphone was stolen, lost or damaged beyond repair. “Charging” in this case remains and can serve as a new “apple” device.
Is it possible to use the charger from another device
A moment of technical information. Bigger chargers. for the iPad. differ from power supplies for the iPhone only in amperage. The first version is 2A and the second is 1A. They all have a voltage of 5 volts. Accordingly, the power of 10 and 5 watts.
But the charger has the maximum power specified. And that means that it can be used to charge any device that needs less power.
Just the control over electricity consumption lies on a special chip inside the gadget. It is clear that a more powerful iPad can “digest” more power, and its controller allows this greater power consumption.
Conclusion: you can charge iPad and iPhone with absolutely any 5 volt power adapter. But keep in mind that the tablet from the phone charger will take twice as long to charge.
Even Apple itself says that you can charge your gadgets with any power supply from this company, to which you can connect a USB cable.
Will iPhones charge faster?
The latest models of Android smartphones have started to get the fast charging feature. As for our favorite smartphone, this option is available to all iPhone and iPad users simultaneously. This feature is not described anywhere, but simple experience shows that 1A of standard current is far from the maximum that a smartphone can use. Taking the power adapter from iPad and connecting it to the iPhone, we get about 25-40% faster charging process of the battery.
Ugreen 65W charger
This is my favorite. Came across this charger late last year and immediately wanted it. The power supply belongs to the new family of GaN chargers, Valentin released an informative video about them:
The bottom line is that in 2020, a new era in the world of charging began: power supplies that use gallium nitride began to appear on the market. They’re smaller, more powerful, and less expensive. Isn’t it amazing?? It’s a miracle, of course, because Ugreen’s little adapter has four USB connectors at once: one USB Type-A and three USB Type-C. USB Type-A gets up to 22.5 watts, one USB Type-C gets up to 18 watts, and the other two get up to 65 watts.
Now it’s my favorite charger on trips and at home: you can charge multiple devices at once without sacrificing charging speed. Best of all, it’s small and helps get rid of unnecessary wires.
Which Apple devices support fast charging?
The gadgets on the list do support fast charging and can tolerate a higher intensity power supply without sacrificing their batteries. It doesn’t matter if you’re using an 18W or 87W power supply. Neither will damage the devices or cause early battery wear and tear. The other thing is the issue of efficiency.
What you need to know about charging your iPhone and iPad with a MacBook adapter?
Apple, in an updated support document, has clearly listed devices with safe 18W, 29W, 30W, 61W, 87W and 96W adapters:
- All iPhones from iPhone 8 onwards;
- iPad Pro 12.9″, from the first generation;
- iPad Pro 11″, from the first generation;
- iPad Pro 10.5″;
- iPad Air, from the third generation;
- iPad mini, from the fifth generation.
To charge these devices with the MacBook Pro adapter, you must separately purchase a USB-C charging cable. Lightning. Of course, it’s better to buy the original cable. You can try to save money and buy a wire from a third party manufacturer, but then be sure to look for the marking “Compatible USB-C power cable supporting USB Power Delivery (UCB-PD)”. This is Apple’s own certification, which means this cable won’t harm your iPad or iPhone, or burn the port on your MacBook Pro adapter.
Your iPhone or iPad will not “explode” after being charged by a MacBook charger?
No! It’ll be fine because Apple has already tested it. And not just with the 30W, but also with the more powerful 61W chargers (MRW22ZM/A)
Why? The iPhone has a power controller specifically for such cases. It draws just the right amount of voltage from the adapter (about 6W).
Note: Power consumption depends on how low the battery is. At 10 percent, the battery will draw more power than at 80 percent.
Charging your iPhone using the 20W, 30W, and 61W adapters will be about the same, with a 0 to 100% charge in 90 to 120 minutes. While charging with less powerful adapters (5, 12W) will take considerably longer.
Recently Apple has updated the list of compatible with the technology fast charging iOS-devices (through adapters for 20, 30 and 61 watts):
All iPhones starting with iPhone 8 and all iPads starting with iPad 7.
Well, if you don’t have a USB-C charger for the new-style MacBook, and you want fast charging (but cheaper), you can buy more affordable and convenient for everyday use adapters. For example, Apple also has a 20-watt USB-C adapter for 2,200. and third-party manufacturer Baseus has a 30-watt charger for 1,200 and a more powerful 65-watt charger for 2,400.
The main causes of failures
Currently the market is flooded with Chinese accessories, fakes of varying quality, it’s often difficult to distinguish them from the original outwardly. On the other hand, some owners deliberately try to save money by buying analogs, thereby exposing their Apple smartphones and tablets to a fairly high risk of damage. Very often not only the battery of a mobile device suffers, but also its microcircuits, such as the charging controller. The work on identifying faults, their elimination (replacement of the controller) requires from a specialist a very high concentration, appropriate skills and experience. This chip is located in a hard-to-reach place, in order to install it, you must perform soldering, which imposes a special responsibility on the service engineer, the risk of incorrect movement is too great.
MacBook Power Adapter
The Apple USB-C Power Adapter 29W comes with newer Apple laptops that are equipped with USB Type-C ports. If you have an adapter, you can charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with it, too.
For 5V consumers, it delivers 2 amps.4А. This indicator is greater than that of the adapter iPhone and most iPad power adapters and equals the charging current from the large iPad Pro.
Apple does not forbid the use of power supplies from some devices to charge other devices, although sometimes it does lead to a little more wear and tear on the battery.
Armed with the knowledge from this article, you can decipher the inscription on the power supply from any gadget, smartphone, tablet or laptop.
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