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Old Jan 13, 2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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use ipod charger to charge iphone

hi, i wanna ask, can i use ipod charger to charge iphone, i have an ipod charger that came with my 1G ipod mini, thanks..
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Old Jan 13, 2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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You should be able to, I don't see why you would not be able to.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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I think as long as the connecter fits then it will charge your iPhone. I used someones cable yesterday to charge mine. It must have been for an old iPod model as it had a button on each side to press in as you attach the connecter.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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yes an ipod charger will work, in fact i am doing it now as my iphone charger is in a missing suitcase somewhere between Dubai and Manchester . In the future i am keeping my charger in my hand luggage.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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I've been using my iPods charger to charge my iPhone since last summer and have not had any problems. I do this so I can have a charger in two rooms without having to unplug it all the time.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 03:40 PM   #6
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I use my ipod car charger and it works fine.
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 02:41 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for the anwsers regarding the iPod and iPhone charging question.
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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it can be done, but it will kill your battery quicker. the iPod and iPhone use different amerages. Its best to not do this if you can avoid it.
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Old Feb 6, 2008, 08:14 AM   #9
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Thumbs up

That is good to know too. Answers that question for me. Won't be using the iPod charger.

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Old Feb 6, 2008, 08:38 AM   #10
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it can be done, but it will kill your battery quicker. the iPod and iPhone use different amerages. Its best to not do this if you can avoid it.
uhh what?

the ipod and the iphone wall chargers are identical.

now firewire chargers, that's another story
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Old Feb 6, 2008, 09:21 AM   #11
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it can be done, but it will kill your battery quicker. the iPod and iPhone use different amerages. Its best to not do this if you can avoid it.
surely the output will be designed to be the same voltage as a USB port? And if the current is higher it is more likely to damage the charger than the iPhone battery?
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Old Feb 6, 2008, 11:12 AM   #12
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it can be done, but it will kill your battery quicker. the iPod and iPhone use different amerages. Its best to not do this if you can avoid it.
No, this is wrong, the only difference between the two is how they "lock" into the slot, the old iPod one used squeeze buttons, the touch/ iPhone releases itself. They both will work with all iPods that use this connector.
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Old Feb 6, 2008, 12:53 PM   #13
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No, this is wrong, the only difference between the two is how they "lock" into the slot, the old iPod one used squeeze buttons, the touch/ iPhone releases itself. They both will work with all iPods that use this connector.
even that is identical on the new chargers
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 03:06 PM   #14
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Yes you can as long as...

As long as the charger says 5v-1a, ie 5 volts 1 amp then yes they are interchangeable. This is the voltage for 4g color and newer ipods along with iphones and touch. The older ones were 10v. Don't use firewire on usb either and you are safe. Hope that helps.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 11:19 PM   #15
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That's odd, had a different experience trying to use my iPod charger with my I phone. I have a 4.5 gen Ipod. When I tried to hook the charger up to my iPhone, my phone actually said on the screen something to the effect of 'charger not compatible with iphone'
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 04:24 PM   #16
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seems to be some confusion here. is it ok to use an old usb classic ipod charger for an iphone 4?
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 09:41 AM   #17
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i've been using an iPod charger for my iPhone 3G & iPhone 4 for years @ work and never saw any differences between home & work to be honest
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:32 AM   #18
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Alternative method to charging, its worth a look

try this http://www.findmeideas.com/electroni...-via-an-onion/ its a bit different
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 07:22 AM   #19
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Its a strange one that, as i though they would all be cross compatible and work, i went to stay at my friends for the weekend and didn't bring my charger because i knew he had an ipod (its the first ipod mini) but i was unable to charge my phone from this through the mains, but plugged into the USB on his PC it worked fine (using the same lead). He can charge his through the USB and mains.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 08:46 AM   #20
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I tryed with my firewire ipod charger and it did not work... but when i charge with usb it works 100%
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:35 AM   #21
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Is it okay to charge my iphone with an ipod touch charger? Ive been using it for a week or so (wich is how long ive had the phone) i got the phone from a friend he didnt have the charger so ive been using my ipods charger was just wondering if its messing up my battery? Is it bad to do this?
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