car charger question

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ghanwani, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    I bought a car charger (Griffin Technology) for my iPhone 3G about 2 years ago and then subsequently lost the phone. I kept the charger around and recently bought an iPhone 4. Is this charger supposed to work? I tried it, and while it seems to connect fine, the phone doesn't seem to charge.

  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Should work. Might be that the fuse in the charger is fried. I picked up one of these from Griffin and it works just fine.
  3. Airmark1 macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Test a friends phone see if it changes.

    The shape of the 4 might keep it from making FULL contact.

    And I agree. Check the fuse.
  4. smokescreen220 macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2010
    California Native
    I've been using the same griffin car charger for over 2 yrs now (since my 3G) and have not had any problems with my iPhone 4, might be your case/bumper...
  5. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    I have a PowerJolt SE as well. Based on the information on the website, it doesn't look like the fuse is replaceable. I tried it again...plugged it in, waited for a minute or so, no luck. Griffin suggested resetting the phone, but that seems really weird.
  6. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    #6 was the have to figure out what to do...get a different case (can't return the bumper since I threw the packaging), or get a new charger that works with the bumper on, and sell this one.


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