Charge iPod Video with iPhone Wall Charger?


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Oct 4, 2003
New York
Can you charge a video iPod with the iPhone wall charger and the iPhone's 30 pin to USB dock connector cord?

I'm going on a weekend trip and would like to know if my friends can use my iPhone charger to charge their iPhones.


macrumors 6502
Jun 20, 2007
Yes they can. The iPhone charger is a iPod charger. Look closely at the fine gray lettering on it.

Tom Sawyer

macrumors 6502a
Aug 29, 2007
Kind of a reverse situation here... I have an old Firewire charger for previous generation iPod... I've read that they are 'safe' to charge the iPhone.. but when I hook that up to the iPhone, I can actually hear the battery/phone emit a high pitched whine... where the USB charger does not. I can't imagine Apple would not put a safeguard in place to be able to use the old 12v chargers... but that whine made me concerned...

Anyone else experienced this?