Car charger, does it really matter?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Tate, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Tate macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2009
    somewhere in Indiana
    Hello, i'm looking at getting a car charger. Does it really matter what kind of charger it is as long as it chargers for an iPhone? I wouldn't think it would but just wanted to check.
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    Depends what you want. Some come with FM Transmitters, etc. I bought one for about $30 to charge for long trips and use a cable to connect to rental cars AUX ports. :)
  3. Tate thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2009
    somewhere in Indiana
    FM Transmitters one would be nice but don't have to have that one. Just a regular one would be fine.
  4. larapumkin macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2008
    dont use the car charger unless when you have to.
    the volt of the cig port on the cars frequently changes.
    and makes your iphone or ipods battery die faster.
    its always better you use charger on your computer or right from the
    ac cord.
  5. addaminsane macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2009
    My friend just got a good one on craigslist that has a fm transmitter. He only paid 20 bucks for it. He got lucky coming across it i think particularly on craigslist. Anyways, it works really well...pretty sure its belkin
  6. B master macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mine works fine and charges well

    Your story sounds odd, but mine works fine.

    To answer if some car chargers make a difference, yes. Some might short-circuit and fry:eek:atleast that's what I read somewhere...
    I have a griffon power jolt which works quite well! It even looks pretty cool too(in my opinion)! Check it out, it hasn't failed me yet (knock on wood:()
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I have heard that may times and when we got some new equipment it even said this in the manual. We can charge it with the car charger but only if we really have too.

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