can i use an Apple 5watt charger to charge a DC5v product

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    Bill. The answer is "not really". Though the output from an iPhone charger is 5VDc, it can only give 5 Watts power. Voltage and power are different things. You may be using 5VDc, but if your device needs more than 5 Watts, then one of two things may happen.
    1. Your device may not work, or work at a reduced capacity. E.g. a light would not be as bright as expected.
    2. You will cause a larger power draw than the iPhone charger can handle and may either cause the charger to fail, or worst case a fire.
    Please get the correct item charger for your device or go into somewhere like Maplin, with your device and they will keep you right.


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