Charging an iPhone 5 with an iPhone 4 charger?

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  1. jbigwood macrumors newbie

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    Okay it's very obvious that the iphone 4 or any iDevice below Iphone 5 can not charge the iphone 5 but if the connector of the iphone 4 charger were to be cut of with the wires still in place, do you think it will be possible to charge the iphone 5 by placing the wires in the iphone 5 charging port ?
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    No but that seems like a good way to start a fire.
     
  3. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    Maybe i'm just being narrow minded but I can't see why you'd want to do this?:confused:
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Agreed. And with the expected results I suggest Live Leak.
     
  7. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I think you should....DO IT DO IT! Be sure to video it too.
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Alternatively, take the plug off your toaster and shove the wires inside your lightning port.
     
  9. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    1. Get a set of jumper cables.
    2. Climb the wire pole on your street.
    3. Hook the cables up to it.
    4. Rip the clamps off of the other end.
    5. Insert the bare ends into your lightning port.

    Your phone should charge instantly. ;)

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    Couldn't you just put the phone in the toaster? Then you could charge multiple phones at once!
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Excellent idea! Buy a 4-slot toaster and charge four iDevices simultaneously.
     
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  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Charging an iPhone 5 with an iPhone 4 charger?

    No, needs the IC embedded in the lightning cable to tell iPhone to go into charging mode.

    You could charge an Android phone that way.
     

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