Apple 12W USB Power Adapter
Apple 12W USB Power Adapter
Use this compact and convenient USB-based power adapter to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod with Lightning connector at home, on the road or whenever it’s not connected to a computer. You can connect the adapter directly to your device via the Lightning connector.
Featuring a compact design, this power adapter offers fast, efficient charging.
What’s in the Box
Apple 12W USB Power Adapter
- iPod 4th Generation (click wheel)
- iPod 4th Generation (color display)
- iPod 5th Generation (video)
- iPod mini
- iPod nano 1st Generation
- iPod nano 2nd Generation
- iPod nano 3rd Generation (video)
- iPod nano 4th Generation (video)
- iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)
- iPod nano 6th Generation
- iPod nano 7th Generation
- iPod shuffle 3rd Generation
- iPod shuffle 4th Generation
- iPod touch 1st Generation
- iPod touch 2nd Generation
- iPod touch 3rd Generation
- iPod touch 4th Generation
- iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB
- iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB
- iPod touch 6th Generation
Answers from the community
will this charger allow me to use my ipad air 2 whilst charging as the charger i use now does not, the touch screen is not responsive whilst chargin
- Asked by jennifer h from Brecon
- on 12 7, 15
Yes the 12 will allow you to use an iPad Air 2 whilst charging. I do it constantly right before I cr Yes the 12 will allow you to use an iPad Air 2 whilst charging. I do it constantly right before I crash out for the night. I do plug the charger into a surge protector though.
2 Answers(will this charger allow me to use my ipad air 2 whilst charging as the charger i use now does not, the touch screen is not responsive whilst chargin)
- Written by david l from Alameda
- on 01 2, 16
Does this charger double as a power converter for traveling in Europe? (I have an adapter, but not a converter and I don't want to blow out my iPad).
- Asked by Abigail C from Cambridge
- on 01 20, 13
This power adapter works in Europe just fine. It's input is rated for 110V (found in the U.S.) and u This power adapter works in Europe just fine. It's input is rated for 110V (found in the U.S.) and up to 240V (most European countries supply electricity at 220V). While the adapter is compatible with the electrical input you will still have to get a simple power plug adapter to change the U.S. style plug to European (or whatever your destination is). You can pick up a power plug adapter in most department stores and at most international airports. Once you get that plug it in on top of your 12W USB adapter and voila! You may also want to visit an Apple store in Europe they have the plug style you will need as well. Please remember to always use genuine Apple adapter.
2 Answers(Does this charger double as a power converter for traveling in Europe? (I have an adapter, but not a converter and I don't want to blow out my iPad).)
- Written by Peter Z from Castaic
- on 11 7, 13
I just got an IPAD MINI 2 for Christmas and it came with a 10w charger can I use the 12w and which cable would I need
- Asked by Barbara D from Winter Park
- on 12 28, 15
will 12w adapter work on the apple watch?
- Asked by John T V from Calabasas
- on 04 14, 15
I see that the 12 Watt adapter now list the Apple Watch as being compatible on the web site. So, ap I see that the 12 Watt adapter now list the Apple Watch as being compatible on the web site. So, apparently this has been tested enough that Apple feels confident in us using it. I just got my Apple Watch recently and I've been using the 12 watt adapter and it seems to charge a bit faster and thus far I've seen no issues. It certainly won't void your warranty as indicated by the previous post.
- Written by David A. B from Pineville
- on 12 31, 15
What is the difference between this 12W USB Power Adapter and the 5W USB Power Adapter, i.e. speed of charging, plug, durability, compatibility?
- Asked by Li Zi L from Singapore
- on 11 20, 14
An iPad requires at least 10W to charge at full speed. The 5W charger, when used with an iPad will An iPad requires at least 10W to charge at full speed. The 5W charger, when used with an iPad will cause it to display a "not charging" message - it will actually charge, but very slowly. Your iPhone will probably charge at the same speed with either adapter. WRT the plug, the 5W adapter has a US-standard plug. You will need an adapter to plug it into any other country's outlets. The circuitry is universal, so you can use a simply adapter and won't need a voltage converter outside of the US. The 12W adapter comes with a US-standard plug, but it is removable. You can attach a cord/plug (like those the laptop chargers include) or use Apple's international plugs, if you are so inclined. WRT durability, I've never had a problem with any of Apple's chargers. But make sure you're buying an actual Apple product. There are a lot of third-party knock-offs that look similar, but are lousy quality. Given that it's often impossible to know until after you make your purchase, I would recommend only buying Apple chargers directly from Apple. WRT compatbility, These chargers should work with any USB device. Given that a standard USB port supplies only 2.5W, you should be able to use either Apple charger with any device that can charge from a computer's port. I would recommend using the 12W adapter with anything that may require high power of if you're not sure. Fortunatley, they both cost the same price ($20 right now), so there's really no reason not to get the 12W model, unless you really want a very small device.
1 Answer(What is the difference between this 12W USB Power Adapter and the 5W USB Power Adapter, i.e. speed of charging, plug, durability, compatibility?)
- Written by David C from Purcellville
- on 12 6, 14
Does the charger compatible with iPod shuffle 2nd generation?
- Asked by Atiqah H from Lukut
- on 05 11, 14