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Old September 14, 2018, 03:09 PM
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I've got an original iPad Pro 9.7 and a newer iPhone 8 Plus and need another charger. I've usually gone with Anker dual port chargers, but thought I'd inquire if others have found better solutions?

iPhone 8 Plus uses the better 5w for charging, but I think my older iPad is still limited to the 2.4w or whatever...takes forever to charge while the iPhone is done lickety-split.

also, I know the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus support wireless charging...but I'm not sure if my Otterbox Defender case would interfere with that. anyone know?

also, this is a power question, so under the power supply forum...but if mod's think this is better under the forum for mobile tech, feel free to move.
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Old September 14, 2018, 03:17 PM
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Original Apple charger. All other USB bricks from Anker and Aukey that I've tested have bad electrical whining. Even OG Samsung fast charger brick makes annoying noise.
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Old September 14, 2018, 03:51 PM
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Ive never had any issues but for one Anker refusing to stay in the socket.
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Old September 14, 2018, 03:56 PM
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Max charging rate <iP8 is 10w. (5v@2A). 5W chargers are 5v@1A.

>iP8 is 7.5w wirelessly, 18w wired (9v@2A). The case may or may not affect the wireless charge, as it is induction based and range does play a factor.

A charger is a charger is a charger, assuming you're buying a reputable brand and not low quality garbage. Chargers will always downgrade to the max wattage a device will take, or rather a device will only take the max draw it can handle from a charger.
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Max charging rate <iP8 is 10w. (5v@2A). 5W chargers are 5v@1A.

>iP8 is 7.5w wirelessly, 18w wired (9v@2A). The case may or may not affect the wireless charge, as it is induction based and range does play a factor.

A charger is a charger is a charger, assuming you're buying a reputable brand and not low quality garbage. Chargers will always downgrade to the max wattage a device will take, or rather a device will only take the max draw it can handle from a charger.
this is a truth! watts/amperage are pulled/consumed, only voltage is delivered/forced! :)

also, does anyone know if a thick case would interfere with wireless charging? my iPhone 8 Plus is in an Otterbox Defender.
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