iPhone 5 car charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Legion103, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    No, only solution is to buy a lightning cable and USB port for a car
  3. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Yes they are. Since the Lighting cable is USB you just need a USB car charger paired with your Lighting cable.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
  5. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    ok, so technically no. Apple is not selling them yet. I was told late this week or early next week.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
    so you'd have to carry your home charger around? No thanks.
  7. macrumors demi-god

    Oct 14, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    Apple's never made a car charger, AFAIK.

    Like brand said, you can use the cable that came with your iPhone (or buy another one from Apple) and use it with pretty much any brand USB car charger, like below.


    Plug ^^^^ into your car, and then plug your Apple USB to Lightning cable into that.


    USB to Lightning cables, like what came in the iPhone box? Those were the only Lightning cables my local Apple Store had in stock on launch day. :confused:
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Dude, you can't post a half-assed question, then try to clarify it after people give you an answer, and then not even read the answers they give you.

    Let me spell it out again:

    Any 12v to USB car charger will work, since the new lightning cables operate on the USB standard. You don't need to carry your 'home charger' around. Something like this would work.

    Honestly, it's a little disrespectful to the community to put such little effort in.
  9. macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Yeah, I just bought an extra lightning cable then went to Microcenter for a dual port USB car adapter. Plug in = instant car charger. At $19 for the cable and $3.75 for the USB plug, it's quite a bit cheaper than I'm sure the dedicated car chargers will be.

    You should be able to get spare lightning cables at pretty much any Apple store. I bought 4 extras (one for my nightstand, one for my home computer, one for my work computer and one for the car). The one that came with it is plugged in down stairs so I can charge there during the day if needed.
  10. macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Using a USB car charger is better than a dedicated one anyway, because you can charge anything that uses USB, not just the iPhone.

    Try to get one rated for iPad charging (2A) even if you don't have an iPad. They don't cost much more, and this way it'll have the power to charge pretty much any USB-charging device you'll ever throw at it.
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
  12. macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2006
    somewhere else
    I have this dual USB one: one port at 2.1A, the other 1A.


    You can use both ports at the same time.
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012

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