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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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USB Car Charger that works for the iPhone 5

I'm looking for a good USB car charger that works with the lighting cable. The car charger I had for my iPhone 4 does not work when I plug the cable into the USB port.

AT&T told me they have a higher output one that does work but I don't want the additional USB connector and I don't want to pay 30 bucks for it. I'm guessing the USB adapter will need to be able to put out 5W of power just like the new cubes that come with the iPhone 5.

Does anyone know of any good and cheap ones on ebay or otherwise that actually work with the lightning cable?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a good USB car charger that works with the lighting cable. The car charger I had for my iPhone 4 does not work when I plug the cable into the USB port.

AT&T told me they have a higher output one that does work but I don't want the additional USB connector and I don't want to pay 30 bucks for it. I'm guessing the USB adapter will need to be able to put out 5W of power just like the new cubes that come with the iPhone 5.

Does anyone know of any good and cheap ones on ebay or otherwise that actually work with the lightning cable?
I am trying to find myself one also, or ideally an fm transmitter with aux and a usb to charge iphone 5
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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This should work with any USB cable. I bought several awhile ago to stash in each of my cars to make sure I had the ability to charge. Just take the lightning to usb cable and plug it in.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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I just received this today and it worked great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o04_s00_i00
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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I've been sporting this for awhile. Works great and has two ports. One is a high power socket for iPad.

http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-K33.../dp/B003PU01M4
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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I had to drop off a package at FedEx Office today with the intention of buying a vehicle 12v power port USB adapter at Target after the drop off. Fedex had a two port USB adapter for 11.99 and so I gave it a shot out of pure convenience. Thing works great.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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I use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Micro-C...mp+car+charger

and it works great.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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This should work with any USB cable. I bought several awhile ago to stash in each of my cars to make sure I had the ability to charge. Just take the lightning to usb cable and plug it in.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Have u tested it with the lightning cable?
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:57 PM   #9
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My iPhone 5 isn't being delivered until tomorrow or Wednesday. I'll report back then.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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I'm using a Belkin charger that has a 30 pin connector and a USB port. Plugged the lightning in, put it in the power socket and it started charging. The 30 pin cord was broken anyways so I cut that pesky thing right off. Still works great. Free.99. Lol
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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I'm looking for a good USB car charger that works with the lighting cable. The car charger I had for my iPhone 4 does not work when I plug the cable into the USB port.

AT&T told me they have a higher output one that does work but I don't want the additional USB connector and I don't want to pay 30 bucks for it. I'm guessing the USB adapter will need to be able to put out 5W of power just like the new cubes that come with the iPhone 5.

Does anyone know of any good and cheap ones on ebay or otherwise that actually work with the lightning cable?
Perhaps the iPhone 5 requires a 1A charger where the 4 and 4S would charge with a 500ma (.5A) charger. BTW the cube that comes with the iPhone 5 is not new its the same one that came with the iPhone 4 and 4S. Only the cable has changed.

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