Solved Using PNY PowerPack T6600, which Output to use for iPhone4S

February 14, 2015 at 23:03:05
Specs: iPhone 4S
Which Output should I use when recharging my iPhone 4S, the 1000mA or the 2400mA?
Does it matter, or is one just faster than the other?

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#1
February 15, 2015 at 01:22:36
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The official iPhone 4s charger output is 5v/1A so you should use the 1000mA output as that's equivalent to 1A

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#2
February 15, 2015 at 08:05:13
Thank you so much, Phil. I felt like such a dunce asking such a basic question, and I'm grateful for your reply.

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#3
February 15, 2015 at 09:21:27
Stick with the advice already given but as an aside if the connection and polarity is the same then the device will simply draw whatever current it needs. In other words the other connection will not shove 2400mA into it. When you are dealing with voltages it is a different matter - more than the rated voltage (5V in this case) could zap the iPhone. These generalities apply to any electrical kit.

I imagine the charger has that higher milliamp rating (2400mA) so that it can deliver it to some other device that actually needs it.

Don't be coy about asking basic questions - getting the basics right is well worthwhile.

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#4
February 15, 2015 at 15:39:56
Good information, Derek. But how would I know if the connection and polarity were the same?

So glad I found this site. Thank you for responding.

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#5
February 15, 2015 at 16:03:59
Connection is just a matter of whether the plug fits the socket - sure to if a charger is advertised for use with an iPhone.

Similarly, all iPhones are likely to have the same polarity - I was generalising. For other electrical kit it is a matter of finding out what information is available for the device and charger, and/ or being a bit handy with a multi-meter.

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#6
February 15, 2015 at 21:15:00
Ah -- OK.

Thanks, Derek.


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#7
February 16, 2015 at 20:29:41
Derek is spot on as always but to simplify things a bit, that battery pack outputs to a standard USB connection which will always be 5 volts, nothing more, nothing less and the polarity will always be the same.

Voltage and polarity will never be something you have to worry about when dealing with USB ports, it's a standard that won't change.


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#8
February 16, 2015 at 23:28:55
Thanks, THX 1138. I think I'm good to go.


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#9
February 17, 2015 at 07:59:29
THX 1138
Useful bit of tidying up - thanks.

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#10
February 22, 2015 at 04:59:52
Thanks, all. I did not SELECT A BEST ANSWER because all are valuable and add to an understanding of the issue.

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#11
February 22, 2015 at 06:37:43
This "Best Answer" game can often be difficult but bear in mind nobody will get sulky around these parts about who is selected. Your decision of-course, but on my reading #1 gave the direct answer to your question. The rest of us embellished it and it's good to know it was useful to you.

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#12
February 22, 2015 at 07:26:35
Didn't even think about anyone being sulky. E8-) I just think all of the answers are good. But to avoid getting repeated messages about Selecting as Best Answer, I'll take your advice and select #1.

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#13
February 22, 2015 at 09:04:39
That's fine. I think those reminders stop coming eventually but it is well to act, which marks the post as "Solved" too.

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