Perfect for charging any USB device including: cell phones, Android and iPhone smart phones, iPod, digital cameras, MP3 and video players, PlayStation Personal (PSP) and Game Boy portable gaming devices, and much, much more. Many inexpensive USB powered devices are available inexpensively on the Internet such as small portable fans, can coolers, etc.
Includes new 10-in-1 Retractable Charging Cable (pictured above) with plugs for all cell phone manufacturers including Apple iPod & iPhone, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, mini and micro USB, PSP PlayStation Personal and other portable game controllers (i.e. V8, LG KG90, G600, E908, K750, V3, N70 DC2.0)
Power2Go cable can also be used with other Power2Go accessories such as 120/220 VAC inverter, heated mug, heating blanket, cooling seat overlays, and more!
- Input: DC 12~24V
- Output: DC 5~6V 500mA (Max)
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iPad / iPhone Charging Tips from Apple
The quickest way to charge your iPad is with the included USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port. When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge, but only when it's in sleep mode. Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.
Folks at Macworld have explained the reason for the odd message when users connect their iPad / iPhone with some computers or some USB charges:
"the issue is simply that the iPad has heftier charging requirements than iPods and iPhones, and some USB ports—especially those on older computers and most USB hubs—don’t provide enough power to charge the iPad during use. That doesn’t mean lower-power USB ports can’t charge the iPad at all; instead, whether they can charge the iPad’s battery—and how quickly—depends on how the iPad is being used."
They have also provided a summary of options based on their experiments and information available on Apple's support site:
- For the fastest charging, use the iPad’s included 10-Watt USB power adapter. This will fully charge the iPad in a few hours, even if you’re using the iPad at the same time.
- When connected to a high-power USB port—such as the ones on recent Macs and the iPhone Power Adapter—the iPad will charge, even during use, but more slowly. (We haven’t yet determined how much more slowly.) Some third-party powered USB hubs provide higher-power USB ports, but many don’t; similarly, the USB ports on most Windows PCs don’t provide this additional power.
- When connected to lower-power USB ports—those on older Macs, most Windows PCs, and most USB hubs (powered or unpowered)—the iPad’s battery is not charged while the iPad is awake, but is charged (again, slowly) when the iPad is asleep. What’s confusing here is that the message Not charging appears in the menu bar when the iPad is awake, which might lead you to assume that the offending USB port can never charge your iPad. But rest assured, Apple says: once you put the iPad to sleep, the battery will indeed charge. (If you could see the screen while the iPad was asleep, it might even display the charging icon. It’s the modern-day “Does the refrigerator light stay on when I close the door?” mystery.)