car charger using USB but still not supported?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Ruffian829, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    I searched the forums and I found a lot of information about car chargers using firewire and not working on the 3Gs but the charger I have is one I just bought for the ipod nano chrome and it seems to be USB supported (The cable I use to charge the ipod nano and *try* to use to charge my phone is the same USB cable they came with- the car charger has a USB port in it, and I simply use the Apple stock usb cable- it works fine for the iPod and sometimes it works for the iphone other times I get the "not supported" message display- sometimes if I unplug it and plug it back in again, it'll work. Other times it does not.
    I know there are threads out there about similar problems, but I could only find information regarding using firewires (not supported) vs. USB which should work.
    The car charger also came with an in the wall charger that has a usb port which works fine.

    Any thoughts on this one??

  2. lollicup macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    sounds like the car charger is made for an iPod and not an iPhone 3G/3GS

    The iPhone is one of the pickiest devices when it comes to what it will work and not work (Apple has a chip inside most iPhone compatible accessories)

    Your only solution is to buy an iPhone specific charger

    I would highly recommend the Griffin PowerJolt for the iPhone.

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