Never Go Powerless with an iPad Charging Lead

If you own an iPad, you more than likely have already noticed that you can't just use any ordinary charging cable for your device. You need a cable with the right type of connector, and ideally, one that delivers the correct amperage as well. This why you should buy an Apple iPad charging lead for your iPad device. eBay has an iPad charging lead for every iPad make and model.

Can you use an iPad charging lead with an iPhone?

Yes, you can use an Apple iPad charger cable on an iPhone. Even though these devices use chargers with different amperage ratings, both devices feature Lightning connectors and are designed to draw only a specified amount of power while they're charging. If you use an iPad charger lead on your iPhone, it will charge the phone at the same rate as an iPhone charger lead. However, if you use an iPhone charger lead on your iPad, it will still charge the iPad, but at a slower rate.

Will an iPad cable be compatible with every iPad model?

Most iPad charging cables are compatible with multiple versions of iPads. There are iPads models that may come with a different size Lightning connector than other models. If this is the case, you can buy a charging lead with multiple outputs to ensure your cable will work with all of your devices. If you buy an iPad charging cable that has only one output, you'll need to ensure it has the right connector. Since iPad models appear very similar, many people aren't sure which version they own. If you don't know the model of your iPad, here's how you can find out:

  • Navigate to the 'About' section via the 'General' option in your settings. To reveal the model number, touch your screen on the part number listed next to the model subheading.
  • You can also find the iPad model number on the back of some devices. If you own a newer iPad, it might not have the model number printed on the body.
  • If you cannot locate the model number on the body of your device and are not sure how to navigate your iPad settings, bring the iPad to an Apple store or contact the Apple Support team by phone. See the manufacturer site for details.
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