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    Question about chargers, voltage, amps, the iPhone and the 3DS

    I noticed I can charge the 3DS with the iPhone charger, which is great since I don't have to carry two chargers with me.

    But is it going to hurt the 3DS in the long run?
    Since the chargers have similar specs but are not identical.

    iPhone charger is rated : 5V 1A
    3DS charger is rated : 4.6V 900mA


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    No the Difference is Negligible only a 100mA Difference (The Voltage is just the Force which pushes the Current around)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    No the Difference is Negligible only a 100mA Difference (The Voltage is just the Force which pushes the Current around)
    That's great! One less charger to carry around.

    Thanks mate


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    The amperage doesnt matter in this case since the 3DS will only draw max 0.9A and hte charger is rated at 1A if it was the other way around it may cuase extra heat in the charger.
    The voltage difference isnt too much concern since its 0.4V.

    Can both be charged up via USB?
    Last edited by keefy; 05-19-2012 at 21:29. Reason: USB

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    The amperage doesnt matter in this case since the 3DS will only draw max 0.9A and hte charger is rated at 1A if it was the other way around it may cuase extra heat in the charger.
    The voltage difference isnt too much concern since its 0.4V.

    Can both be charged up via USB?
    Nice, thanks

    Both can be charged with USB although neither has it inbuilt.

    The iPhone comes with a charger with USB output and an iPhone>USB cable.

    As for the latter I got a couple of free 3DS>USB cables when I got the console.


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