Not the most robust looking power adapter I've owned, but it does indeed charge an iPad (I have an original iPad) as promised from one of its two USB connections. I chose a purple one so that I could ensure that my wife and kids could distinguish it from other power adapters.
This Y-shaped Duel Port Car Charger is compatible with all new iPad 3, iPad 2, iPhones, iPods, and other portable electric devices that connect with USB cable. With the unique Y-shaped special design, it gives you easier access to your charging ports and the device you are charging. It truly is a high quality and safe solution for your new Apple Investment. An iPad charger is different from iPhone or iPod chargers, the electric current needs to be at least 2A(2000mah), but iPhones and iPods only requires 500-1000mah. With a higher current, this car charger works on all iPads, Iphones, and iPods, and it contains built-in chips to automatically stop charging when the device is fully charged. The Duel Port allows charging on 2 iPod/iPhone or other smaller mobile devices at the same time. But it can only charge one higher current requirement devices such as iPad at a given time. It features two charging ports: the powerful 2.1 Amp port has the juice you need to charge your iPad, while the 1 Amp port simultaneously charges your iPhone, iPod or other mobile devices.