Questions & Answers for Apple 12W USB Power Adapter
187 Questions from the Community
Can the 12W USB Power Adapter be used to charge the Apple Pencil? What about the Apple Magic Keyboard?
I only want to take one charger when I travel so I am curious to know whether I can use this charger (which came with the iPad Pro) to charge my iPhone, the Apple Pencil, and the Magic Keyboard. It is very convenient that they all use the lightning cable. But I'm not sure about voltage and compatibility issues with the pencil and keyboard. Thanks!
- Asked by David C from Ames
- 02 9, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the 12W USB Power Adapter be used to charge the Apple Pencil? What about the Apple Magic Keyboard?)
You can charge the Apple Pencil with the included female to female adapter, but in my experience, it's much faster just to connect the pencil to the iPad pro for a few minutes. The Magic Keyboard can also be charged with the 12W power supply.
- Answered by Jesse A from Dallas
- 02 24, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can the 12W USB Power Adapter be used to charge the Apple Pencil? What about the Apple Magic Keyboard?)
No problem at all. A charger of less than 10W would be inappropriate for your application
- Answered by Frank H from Highbury
- 01 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (The power of mi ipad 2 is 10w, is there any problem of i Get one of 12w?)
Can I use the 12 W usb power adapter to charge my iPhone 5
- Asked by Robert L from Bethesda
- 01 27, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use the 12 W usb power adapter to charge my iPhone 5)
Yes, you can use this charger. You can always use a power adapter with a higher wattage rating for *any* device.† This is because the wattage rating is the maximum number of watts the device is *capable* of outputting, not the amount it *will* output. It's the connected device which determines how much power is actually drawn.
The same isn't true for output voltage, however. You need the output voltage to match that of the device. In the case of USB chargers, you don't need to worry about this because the USB specification always uses a fixed voltage.
The cable which you need would be the same as the one that came with your iPad mini 2.
† But you should never use a power adapter with a rating less than that of the device to which it connects, even if it appears to work. Doing so may overheat the power adapter, permanently damage it, or might even lead to a fire.
- Answered by M. K from Portland
- 02 8, 16
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The current and the safest watt for charging the ipad is 2.4A. Which is the 12W adaptor. Be careful of those brand new 3.4A adaptors which gives a bigger watt ratings that could damage your ipad. It may charge your ipad at a much faster rate. But the capacitor that was built in the port may damage resulting in battery explosion.
- Answered by Foxtrot N from Mandaluyong
- 06 20, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What are the different USB power plug watt ratings and which one is the highest?)
What's the charging DC current output of this adapter? I think such info should have been included in the Product Information section!
- Asked by Satish P from Toronto
- 06 17, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (What's the charging DC current output of this adapter? I think such info should have been included in the Product Information section!)
The 12W adapter puts out 2.4A. The original 10W model put out 2.1A. I think they brought out this model, one with a little more juice, when the iPad 4 was introduced. It speeds up the charging a bit.
- Answered by Nathan L from Ogden
- 10 27, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this compatible with the First Generation iPad?)
Does it comes with a wire?
Does it come with a wire for iPad 1-3, iPod 4?
- Asked by Hui Jia Y
- 12 2, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does it comes with a wire?)
The package is the adapter only, no wire included.
- Answered by Ahmad A from Overland Park
- 12 21, 14
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Does it come with the whole charger? Will it work with a Type I plug from a 5W charger?
I currently have a 5W power adapter that came with my iPad mini (original). Does this 12W adapter come with the actual block (not the bit that plugs into the wall and is removable), or just the removable plug. Also could I put my Type I (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific and Argentina) on this one? I live in New Zealand, but am going to Britain for a few weeks, so need a plug for my iPad. I was originally going to ask if I would be getting just the plug (Type G) and use my existing charger, but now I'm asking, will my existing Type I plug, attach to this 12W charger?
1A at 5V is 5W. And the adapter has a standard USB connector. It should work using your GoPro's USB cable. Of course, there's no guarantee, and Apple is not going to support using their chargers with non-Apple devices.
- Answered by David C from Purcellville
- 12 6, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use this to charge a go-pro camera? It requires a USB and 1000mAh.)
Can I charge the Apple Watch with a universal adapter
- Asked by Shereen D from Jhb
- 05 28, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I charge the Apple Watch with a universal adapter)
Does this come with a 30-pin cable?
I need both an adapter and cable but can't find a 30-pin adapter anywhere.
- Asked by David C from Media
- 01 18, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this come with a 30-pin cable?)
It does not because I ordered like 5 for work place and did not include cables. Very disappointed! They could easily put a one liner stating cable is not included.
- Answered by Juvy H from Dallas
- 01 26, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this come with a 30-pin cable?)
The photograph is of a US adaptor, is that what I would be purchasing? I assumed on the Apple UK site that this would have the UK converter.Answer
In the UK the 12W USB Power Adaptor is supplied with a 3 pin 13A plug head. In the US it is supplied with the equivalent US plug head. Conveniently the plug heads are removable. Also there is a Travel Kit of plug heads available for the Power Adaptor that will fit many Countries.
- Answered by James J C from St Saviours
- 08 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (The photograph is of a US adaptor, is that what I would be purchasing? I assumed on the Apple UK site that this would have the UK converter.)
When discussing wattage, does it refer to the cable or the charger plug? Or both?
ie, if I want to charge my iPad faster, I assume a 12 watt charger will be faster than a 5, but if I use a different cable (I need a long cable), will it slow it down? Does the cable itself contain a wattage, or only the charger plug itself? Thanks.
- Asked by Jenifer R from New Town
- 06 1, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (When discussing wattage, does it refer to the cable or the charger plug? Or both?)
The 12 Watt reference is to this product, the12 watt power adapter.
This adapter does not come with a cord/cable, you can use either the short or the long charger cord, (the one that came with either your iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini), they're interchangeable.
You will need this 12 Watt adapter to charge an iPad as the 5 Watt adapter will not work with a standard iPad no matter what length cord you use.
The speed of a long charging cord vs a short one should be imperceptible. Best of luck!
- Answered by Trudy W from Ozark
- 06 9, 14
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can i charge my iPod touch 6 with 12 watt power adapter??
- Asked by Sharaf S from Dhaka
- 12 30, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (can i charge my iPod touch 6 with 12 watt power adapter??)
Yes, you can. Your iPod will only draw as much current as it can, which is 5W. This also means that it will not charge faster when you use a 12W power adapter compared to using a 5W power adapter. You cannot overcharge your iPod by the way, so no worries about that.
- Answered by Arie V
- 02 24, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can i charge my iPod touch 6 with 12 watt power adapter??)
Yes. The ipad adapter is a universal usb adapter that will work with iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
- Answered by Joe N from San Diego
- 01 7, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use my ipad 4 retina display charger on my iPhone 5S without ruining the battery on iPhone 5S.)
Will the 12W USB power adapter work in Hong Kong without using a converter? The adapter indicates input 100-240V. What does it mean?
- Asked by Rachel L from Jacksonville
- 03 17, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the 12W USB power adapter work in Hong Kong without using a converter? The adapter indicates input 100-240V. What does it mean?)
Make sure that you use a 2.0/2.1/2.4A Charger. In USA, BELKIN,ENERGIZER, ARTWIZZ Branded ones should be plentiful. In Europe you can also find HAMA , PHILIPS, TRUST branded ones, as well. The said brands are "technically reliable ones" and should all be MFI products. Some models from the given brands may also sport dual outputs, at least one of them providing min. 2.0A output These mostly come without the charging cable... But the best/safest/most reliable choice is to get the 12W/2.4A one from Apple that can be used with any iOS product. Surprisingly enough this costs the same price as the smaller/less powerful 5W charger from Apple ($19+tax in the USA) in the AppleStores and APRs (similar policy worldwide), so if you do not have any constraints regarding its size it's the best P/P product.
- Answered by M. Afak Y
- 05 22, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have an iPad Air. Can you name a few third party car chargers that are Apple certified?)
Is Apple USB Power Adapter MB051LL/A 12W or 5W?
- Asked by Denise D from Porto Alegre
- 12 29, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is Apple USB Power Adapter MB051LL/A 12W or 5W?)