Charging mobile phone/iPad

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  1. Ali n Tim

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    Is it ok to charge a mobile phone/iPad using an in-car charger in the 12v TV socket when not on EHU?

    As a newbie am getting very confused about leccy in the MH! :Confused:
     
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    Someone will probably say you shouldn't do it ,but I have done just as you say for many years without any problems at all:thumb:
     
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    Not only do I charge my mobile phone by 12 volt, I charge my laptop, Kindle and Tablet as well as rechargeable camera batteries and torch batteries.
     
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    Between us we have 2 iPads, 3 iPhones and 2 android tablets. We charge them all in the van from the 12V system, when both on or off hook up.

    No problems at all.

    We find that charging is of course much faster using a small 240V invertor to power the supplied Apple 230V charger off the 12V system when not on hook up.

    Charging using a small Usb socket adapter direct from the 12V takes quite a bit longer to charge the gadgets.

    :Smile:
     
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    No problem at all.

    your phone/Ipad will take three or four hundred milliamps (1000 milliamps = 1 amp) and the 12v sockets fuse will be rated at 5 or 10amps
     
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    If your ipad is 3 or above you will find you need a 2amp output 12v plug or the ipad will not recognise the charger,most of the cheaper plugs are 500 or 1000 milliamperes designed for the iPods
     
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    SAME HERE:thumb:
     
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    As above yes it is ok to do it.
    Only difference when not on hook up is that you are taking power direct from your leisure battery. So while there is no issue to do it, something like an ipad drawing up to 2amp could drain as much or more than a small LED TV.

    Whenever possible try and charge when on the move as then the alternator is generating the power..

    As mentioned an ipad does need a higher rated charger 2amps..
    This is what I use.

    http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/2510...ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=63&ff19=0
     
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    Thank you all for your help. :thumb::thumb:
     
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