car charger question

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

  1. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    Thanks,
    Anoop
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    Unbelievable...it was the bumper...now 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.

    Thanks!
     

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