Car chargers?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Kingsly, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    I tried my car charger for iPod and, while the iPhone appears to recognize the charger (the battery icon shows a lightning bolt) the iphone battery never seems to fill up.

    Shouldn't it work?

    Has anyone used the iPhone chargers sold at the Apple store?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I bought the Griffen iJolt. I had it plugged in for a few hours last nite. It definitely charged my battery.
     
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    Diode

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    I use the xtreme mac incharge auto charger

    Works perfectly
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I had the same problem with my car charger. The iPhone recognized it and displayed the lightening bolt as though it was charging, but after a 1 hour car ride, the battery was exactly where it started. I'm pretty sure this is from an older DLO cassette adapter, car charger kit. Pretty bummed if I have to buy a new one...
     
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    aricher

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    My old iPod charger (Belkin) won't work - the iPhone gives me a message saying that the accessory is not made to work with iPhone - bummer.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    I have a couple of those auto lighter adapters with a USB port on the top.

    Haven't tried it but it has to work.

    Problem is you really need a second cable if you don't want to carry yours around.

    I also have a lighter adapter (firewire) for a gen1 iPod.
    But I imagine these are putting out 9V which even though may not burn up the iPhone immediately, would be a very bad idea unless we hear otherwise from apple.

    note: USB=5V
    firewire=9V

    a three volt difference may work but could brick the iPhone after a while (if there's a spike, etc..)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I got the Griffin one in the store on Sat as I had no ipod car charger and it's great for $20. :)
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried the Igo charger with the ipod tip for the iphone; does it work or does it just show connected and not charge?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to know this too...I have the XtremeMac 12 volt car charger that I bought a year or so ago for my video iPod and it fits the iPhone perfectly but I haven't tried to charge it yet for fear of possibly damaging it. I e-mailed XtremeMac and they say that the circuitry is different between the iPhone and the iPod and they have a different/new charger available specifically for the iPhone...but they also advertise that this new charger works with the iPod as well....seems a bit contradictory to me. Hmmmm.
     
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    Cybergypsy

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    I should have it tomorrow.........i will post :)
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    i got an overpriced Griffen TuneFlex at the Apple store, but I really like it.
    It chargers it, but as of right now the audio playback won't wont cause it wasn't designed for an iPhone (software update!)

    This is how it sits:
    [​IMG]

    some guy actually pulled up next to me the other day and asked "Is that the iPhone?"
    wuttacreep
     
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    Cybergypsy

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    By the way the monster works great
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Cybergypsy: So the line out does work for sure? And it does charge?
     

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