3G will not Charge with Existing Peripherals

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by glide, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. glide macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2007
    Anyone else have this issue? I have a Pioneer iPod adapter for my car. It charges my 1st Gen iPhone without issue. The 3G on the other hand shows a message stating "charging is not supported".

    What gives? Are they really going to nickel and dime me for everything on this one?
  2. daflake macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2008

    This has actually been out there for a while. Basically Apple stopped supporting firewire charging which is what a lot of companies used. There is a company that is making an adapter for it eventually.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Your old charger used Firewire (12V), something that the new iPhone can't use, only USB (5V).

  4. glide thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2007
    Interesting. I figured they were all USB. Though I guess the 12V makes since given that its running off the vehicle's battery....

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