Car charger for iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by darkhunter139, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Can anyone recommend me a car charger for the iPhone 4. Ive had two for my 3gs and they both broke after a month or two.
     
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    BklynKid

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    Same here. Can anyone recommend a generic (but well-built) car charger to USB that works with the 3GS? I'd like to just grab one of the many iPhone sync cables I have plug it into my car. Not all USB adapters seem to work as I have one now that doesn't seem to give the iPhone the juice it needs.
     
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    Squid7085

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    I have one made by Griffin, I bought it back for my 3G and has worked for me ever since. They probably don't make the exact one I bought anymore, but I have always been happy with Griffin products in the past anyways.
     
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    This is the only charger that managed to charge my iPhone 3GS while using GPS and listening to music, others I tried would just slow down the loss of battery. I won't have my iPhone 4 till tomorrow but I'm hoping it will work the same.
     
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    Caliber26

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    HIGHLY recommended...

    I've had this one for a year and it works like a charm. Well worth the $20 (give or take a couple of bucks) I spent on it. Note that the red ring you see on it changes color (red/orange/green) depending on the status of your charge.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I have that too! Bought it for my 3G!
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Belkin Micro Auto Charger F8Z445

    I like this. You should be able to use on of your iPhone sync cables.
    Belkin Micro Auto Charger F8ZAA5


    I bought one of these and use it with my iPhone and iPad. It works nicely for me.
    Belkin Micro Auto Charger with Sync Cable F8Z446
     
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    I have this and really like how it sits flush with the outlet. It charges my iPhone, iPod, and even my Jawbone Icon BT headset. It will not charge my iPad, but that was to be expected.
     
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    Squid7085

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    That! Thats what I have, Lol. Works great for my iPhone 4 as well.
     
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    Vertigo50

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    Belkin

    Belkin Micro Auto Charger - Apple Store (U.S.) http://bit.ly/dsZxeA

    I bought this to charge the iPhone, iPod Touch and if you get one of the newest versions it will charge the iPad.
     
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    I just bought one of these on eBay. After doing some research one person on the Apple website says it doesn't work with his/her iPhone 4?

    http://store.apple.com/us/question/...zEwMjc&pqid=Q74YFFHT924P99PDT94T4HX7UX7PXDDT9
     
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    I'm looking for a 'retractable' In-Car charger.

    That way, there are no excess wires about when not in use.

    Similar to this, but without the usb connector.

    [​IMG]


    EDIT: Just found this site that does in car chargers specifically for the iP4 :D

    http://scosche.com/products/sfID1/210/sfID2/318
     
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    Can't see a retractable one on that site? Shout if you find one :)

    EDIT: I see it lol (Though it doesn't say iPhone 4 compatible)
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    It looks too bulky for me though.

    The picture I posted is almost exactly what I'm after.


    Where the 12V socket is on my car, it's adjacent to the gearstick.

    So anything too bulky, can get in the way when I change gear >_<


    Edit:

    I followed a link from the home page, selecting the iP4.
     
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    Another happy Griffin Car Charger owner - bought it for my 3G, and it works fine for my 4G
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    My Sony Clock Radio/Iphone/Ipod Charger occasionally says it doesn't work with my phone, but still charges my phone just fine. It all depends on how I connect it. Most of the time, I can disconnect it & reconnect it and it works just fine (including with the remote that goes with said Clock Radio).

    I suppose YMMV, but I've had no problems.
     
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    I bought a DC inverter at Wal-Mart, because none of the car chargers I had would charge my iPad. It has both AC-style outlets as well as a USB port and both of them work for charging.
     
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    I use this one and it works well.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I have the XtremeMac car charger. It's set up exactly like the wall charger/USB that comes with the phone, only in the form of a car charger. My family has five of these that we've had for over a year (two for me, one for my mom, one for my brother, & one for my dad), & they still work great. I bought them because I can replace it with any type of USB, since it comes in two pieces instead of one. Works with my iPod, Jawbone Icon, & iPhone.



    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/617474-REG/XtremeMac_00567_Incharge_Auto_Power_Adapter.html
     

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