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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 shock!

Whats up guys. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I bought an extra lightning cable that I keep in my car. One day I needed to use it at work but I only had the cable no plug. So I bought a cheap $10 AC-USB plug looks just like apples but its black. it worked fine for awhile. today I noticed when I plug it in with that plug and touch the back plate I get a slight vibration but what it really is is a MILD electric shock!? so weird. in the car using a cigg lighter usb adapter it doesnt do it and at home with my 10w ipad AC adapter it doesnt do it. Anyone else experienced this? I gotta try the cheap black charger elsewhere maybe it was just the outlet. but i plugged it in and unplugged in numerous times and always got the shock when it was plugged in.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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there's no usb outlet at your job...no computer?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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When you buy cheap knockoffs, that is more likely to happen. And every time you get a shock, who knows what it is doing to your phone.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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knock off chargers will cause shock and miscommunication with the touch screen sometimes.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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I've had mild shocks from my 4S with the Apple cable, connected to an HP display. I haven't had any since plugging into the computer directly. Presumably the display is exceeding the specs of the computer (and Apple charger) but I don't know whether it complies with the USB standards or not.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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I have a MacBook Air which is made of aluminum and when I hold it with my left hand I've been able to give my girlfriend slight electric shocks with my right. It seems to be common with Apple's products made from aluminum.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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the cable is only $19, yet you bought a phone that cost hundreds of dollars more... is that $19 really too much to ask?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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Wait until smoke comes out of the phone. Then replace the charger with an Apple one.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:24 PM   #9
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the cable is only $19, yet you bought a phone that cost hundreds of dollars more... is that $19 really too much to ask?
i spent the $19 on the apple cable. the ac adapter I needed right then and all they had was the cheap knock off plug haha. I just thought it was odd that a generic plug can make the entire back of the phone conductive!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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U bought $10 fake adapter which isn't working as it should...so what's wrong man?? Get an apple adapter..
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:12 PM   #12
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I'm not sure of the relevance here; he's already using an official Apple cable and it seems that it's the charger causing the problem.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:27 PM   #13
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http://www.righto.com/2012/10/a-doze...-apple-is.html

Read this. Same applies to car usb chargers. The cheap ones are not only crap, but can ruin your electronics and or catch fire. Not worth the savings.
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