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    Charge 4S with 5V, 0.5A power adapter?
    I'm taking a long bike trip and need to cut down on my electronic accessories. My camera charger is 5V, 0.5A. The iPhone 4S charger is 5V, 1.0A.

    Can I charge my phone with my camera adapter?

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    Jan 23, 2008
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    You probably can, however, since the camera charger emits half the current which your iPhone needs to charge at a proper rate, it's going to take considerably longer to charge. And there's always the chance that it may not attain a full charge that way.

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