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Apple - 12W USB Power Adapter - White

Model: MD836LL/ASKU: 7006915

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 5454 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple® Power with Watts of Love

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    TechNeats
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    The Apple® MD826LL/A 12W USB Power Adapter is a certified Apple® product which packs a whopping 12 Watts of power to power up your Apple® device in (A LOT) less time. The Apple® Power Adapter has a single USB charging port on the top to fit your USB charging cord. Sure, there's a cheaper, smaller, and still a respectable option with the 5 Watt Apple® Charging Cube, or those cheap non-recommended square knock off version charging cubes that will work at least until you get home from the discount store, but be prepared to wait for the power to deliver at a much slower speed. Think of 5 Watts as driving 50 miles per hour and 12 Watts as driving and passing vehicles at 120 miles per hour, big difference in power and speed. (We do not recommend you drive that fast) but there should be no speed limits for Apple® charging, and this is like stepping on the accelerator going in the right direction. The size of the adapter is not much larger than the Apple® Charging Cube, and you won't even care or notice the difference in size. The 12 Watt Apple® USB Power Adapter is not heavy or overwhelming, but has some weight that feels like nothing but pure quality. It is smooth with rounded corners, and the metal prongs (the two metal things at the end that fit in the electric socket) fold up making it comfortable to carry in any situation. Once out of the box, you can be confident that your Apple® Power Adapter will start working hard charging all your Apple® products with the power they deserve and all your Apple® products will love you for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Charges iPhone & iPad Air SUPERFAST!

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    dream
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    I have purchased many adapters and cables that are not genuine Apple products & they all fail 2 weeks later. This Apple adapter works great & charges my iPad Air & iPhone6 so fast! Yes, the adapter gets hot. However last time I checked, there is electric flowing through the adapter. Just like a light bulb or TV, anything with an electric currant flowing through it can get hot. I have used the same adapter for 2 years so it last long & gets the job done! I just wish Apple would make fashionable versions so there are choices other than just white. I highly recommend this adapter as it is very efficient and at just $19 USD it is very affordable. Thank you! Team Apple all day

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dependable, portable, power charger

    Posted
    Marcvs06
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    Let first say, I do like Apple Inc. products. I'm a Apple guy through and through. But I also like other brands and devices as well. I have a Lenovo tablet, an HP Touchpad, and numerous others. All came with a wall charger and cord. Some of those chargers work well and some don't. I have found myself often plugging my devices into the Apple 12W wall charger. It's awesome at charging Apple devices, but it also knocks the socks off many of the other chargers on the market. I have found it easy to choose between the OEM charger and the Apple one when it's available, which is rare! This charger use to sell for $24.99 or more. Now it and the 5W wall charger have both finally fallen in price and are great for all-around charger uses. Pick one up if you can and try it! You won't be disappointed!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I didn't realize there are 2 different power plugs

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    Nanastocka
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    So I confess, I don't read directions. My IPhone 6 came with a small plug and my iPad Air came with a larger plug. I kept one in the living room and one in the bedroom. That way no matter where I needed to charge my phone or iPad it was handy. Unfortunately I lost my large plug so I was using just the small one. I then decided to bite the bullet and buy another plug. Since the smaller plug was cheaper I thought why not. WHY NOT? Well no wonder my iPad took forever to charge, the larger plug has a higher Amp and Voltage. I purchased the right one and now my iPad charges in no time. Also bought one for my son's family as they were having the same problem. Thank you Best Buy for having such knowledgeable associates who steered me in the right direction and taught me a valuable lesson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for fast charging for iPhone XS Max

    Posted
    Junior
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    The price went down on the 12W Authentic Apple Power adapter, so this was a great deal. When you purchase the pricy XS Max Apple will give you the much lower 5W power adapter. I am using a Samsung Wireless charger, but connected the USB into this Apple 12W has bumped up the speed of the QI charging. The free 3 months of Apple Music (promoted as of April 20, 2019) is a nice perk also! The price of that music service alone is $9.99 a month. So a Apple charger on sale for $16 and getting about $30 worth of almost unlimited music for 120 days, it's not a bad deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Apple, what else needs to be said.

    Posted
    Deekie
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    My Gen 1 iPad charger had died a couple of years ago thanks to me leaving it plugged into a non-grounded strip without the iPad attached ( thank goodness) during a severe thunderstorm. I had replaced it several times with a non-Apple product which worked ok but it charged more slowly. Suddenly, having somehow acquired several different chargers, my iPad kept giving me a message that it could not charge with that device, not sure what was up with that as I had not updated the iPad for years since I only use it now to read iBooks and Kindle books. Anyway, this works all the time, every time, back to charging the iPad up more quickly. Glad Apple didn't discontinue making these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Genuine authentic product

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    PearlShopper2
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    iPhone 4 and 4S, iPod, and original iPad AC adapters do NOT charge the iPad Air, so if you need one for home and one for work or travel, you must buy this. Others available in stores and on the web will fail. Its plug folds away for more compact storage, and it turns off when charging is complete. It draws no current when nothing is connected to it so you can leave it plugged in all the time without fear of overheating, and you can leave your iPad Air plugged in all the time without fear of overcharging. It's probably made of about seven and a half cents worth of materials and a fair price for it would be between five and eight dollars, but they charge you twenty dollars plus tax, or around two and a half times its actual value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not always work

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    musicfan1970
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    I bought this charger for my Ipad but unfortunately it has failed to charge my device on multiple occasions even though it was plugged in overnight. There seems to be a connectivity issue with this charger and my lightning USB charging cable. Despite the cable being fully inserted into the charger and the charger being fully inserted into the wall it does not always begin to charge. Typically, I remove the cable from the charger and then plug it back in and it usually connects after one or two tries. I suggest only using with an Apple cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charge (all) tablets faster with a 12W power brick

    Posted
    Johne
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    I bought an iPhone 6 last year and enjoy everything about it except the small power brick that came with the device. After a little looking around, I discovered a 12W iPad power brick charged my device very quickly, in less than 30 minutes. On a whim, I read up on charging my Nexus tablets with the 12W brick and it was safe to do so. I tried it and it worked great. So great, in fact, that I bought two more so I can charge all my devices faster. I recently flew out of state for a funeral and took all three with me. They worked great. I was able to completely recharge my iPad Air 2 and my iPhone 6 Plus on a short layover and arrived at my destination with plenty of juice after heavy use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, and now required - thanks Apple

    Posted
    F8lee
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    It's the standard Apple USB plug that comes with various gear - works perfectly fine. The "problem" is that my iPad mini all-of-a-sudden required the official Apple plug adapter in order to charge. Since this sudden changed occurred after I did a standard iOS upgrade, it's obviously not because of some new hardware that was installed - before that upgrade I could plug the Lightning cable into my laptop USB port or any number of "no name" adapters I have lying around the house. No, this is obviously Apple's way of putting it to the customer in an oh-so-subtle way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, But Does Not Work For iPod Classic

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    Dj9091
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    I bought this to have a second charger for my iPod Classic 160 Gig. It did not charge the unit. So, I had bought a second one for my iPod Touch 6 at work. It worked on the iPod Touch 6 but not on the iPod Classic. Then I tried the first unit on the iPod Touch 6 and it worked. I tried three separate cords on this unit with my iPod Classic (30 pin cables) and also tired it on a iPod 5th Generation. Still did not work. Not a bad product, just not able to use it for what I intended and there was no mention that it would not work on the older iPods. I would recommend for the iPod Touch 6 as I know it works there and does a great job or recharging when needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Real Deal dependable Pwr.

    Posted
    Cheetahman
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    After loosing my original Apple Pwr adapter. I bought after market adapters but noticed over time, it was taking much longer to charge my iPhone & iPad. The longest charged device was my iPad (all day or overnight charge was barely a full charge). iPhone charge was much faster but just ok (very sub par). Asked a Apple rep if it could be the battery itself and he said it could be and suggested to get a certified Apple adapter and see what happens. Got the "real deal" and my frustration was over. Charging time is much faster...180° difference. I also really like the foldable electrical prongs. It's a bit pricey but very well worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast charge your iOS devices

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    alexkywalkee
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    Although these are designed for iPads, I use them to charge my iPhone (plus size) and iPads. The trick for super fast charge is to put your device in airplane mode and you’ll go from 0 to 60 in less than an hour :) the only possible exception is the iPad 12.9, since it has a larger battery it will require more time. I also like that this adapter can use the extension cords that come with your Mac for additional length so you can charge and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This power adapter works in Europe just fine

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    DJCypress35
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    It's input is rated for 110V (found in the U.S.) and up to 240V (most European countries supply electricity at 220V). While the adapter is compatible with the electrical input you will still have to get a simple power plug adapter to change the U.S. style plug to European (or whatever your destination is). You can pick up a power plug adapter in most department stores and at most international airports. Once you get that plug it in on top of your 12W USB adapter and voila! You may also want to visit an Apple store in Europe they have the plug style you will need as well. Please remember to always use genuine Apple adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter for charging

    Posted
    Underthesea
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    I got one of these when I bought my iPhone, but some how mine was misplaced. I bought another one to help charge my phone faster like before, works perfectly like the first one! Which, I found after a few days.. either way now I have a back up one! So..no worries!! If you want an adapter that helps charge your phone, iPad, or any item in need of a charge, go out and buy this today!! You won’t regret it, and the price isn’t bad at all!! Only problem is Apple can’t be price matched easy like other items in store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Apple not Kindle

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    lisa013143
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    This is perfect for my older Apple IPad. I use a lghtening charging cord from Amazon and it charges quickly. The tech person at the Apple Store told me not to use 12 W charger on a 6 plus IPhone because there is too much current. I tried charging my Kindle with this charger but it took too long. I bought a charger that can be used for Kindle and it charged my Kindle much quicker. I read that the Apple chargers have something built in so prevent over-charging a device. I guess Apple chargers are not compatible with Kindles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They should really include the cable...

    Posted
    AllenB
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    These chargers work well and are reliable. At this price, Apple should include the cable. If they charged a few more bucks and included the cable, that would be a bit better, *both* my cables and chargers seem to walk away at home on a regular basis. Apple charges a lot for their cables and chargers, but so far, I not been able to find 3rd party chargers and cables that work reliably and last as long, my iPad 1 charger still works. Marking down a star for the price (and not including the cable!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits perfectly

    Posted
    Pattycake617983
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    I wanted to keep two chargers available so i purchased an extra adapter and power cord. I have to replace the power cord every year due to the children's bending of the cord and the wiring showing through. Ordering from a mail order site you get a cheaper cost, but you run two risks. One, it may not be the right item for your tablet. And returns are a hassle. Not so at Best Buy. Two, it may not be an official Apple product that can hurt your device. I was in a hurry..it was in stock at Best Buy in the Apple department. That's where I could dream of the Mac Daddy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must is you have a iPhone 6 Plus

    Posted
    setupman
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    This charger is intended for Apple's iPads but when used with iPhones or iPods they give you the added benefit of lesser charge time. I bought an extra one for my iPhone 6 Plus after I got frustrated with how long my 6 Plus took to charge with the smaller 5W Apple charger it comes with. The 6 Plus has a larger battery capacity compared with the smaller 6, 5s, 4s, and so on. Therefore it takes longer to charge. It makes a lot of sense to by the faster charger for the iPhone 6 Plus to decrease charge time. Very happy with this purchase for that reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    Posted
    Bina21
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    I have stopped buying the smaller 5 watt Power adapter for my iPhone and begun using the larger one which is now a 12 watt. It appears that my phone charges faster, the adapter doesn't get warm, and it's just nice to be able to use the same AC adapter for my iPhone and my iPad and my iPad mini. By the way friend came over with an android and using the proper attachment she was also able to use my 12 Watt AC adapter. So it's useful for more than just the iPhone and the iPad you can also use it for an android .

    I would recommend this to a friend