Charge iPod shuffle with external charger?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Arne, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Arne macrumors regular

    May 14, 2006

    I have an iPod mini but I will buy an iPod shuffle, because of the weak battery of the mini and because i don't really need an display scince I noticed I always listen to only one playlist and mostly in shuffle mode. I however have an external charger with a firewire connection to charge it without a computer. Can I use it with the iPod shuffle?

  2. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    You can use your firewire charger, but you need to get something that adapts the ipod cable into a female USB socket, so you can plug in your Shuffle's USB Dock.

    I got one from Belkin, so I could charge all of my ipods and my iPhone from one charger and cable. I just switch the cables between by iPods with dock conenctors, or my iphone or shuffle docks...

    Here is a link:

    Not sure you would really be saving any money though over just purchasing a USB charger...

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