Charging

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kemper28, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. kemper28 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if it is ok to charge the phone with any charger that will charge an ipod? I assume yes but wish to ask considering the time I spent over the last 3 days activating. I also have a 12 volt male cigarette plug that has a female USB on the other end of it, do you think I can plug my iphone cable into the 12 volt plug and use it as a car charger?

    Is all the Iphone charging brains in the iphone and not the charger?

    Thanks for the help,

    Jason
     
  2. Furgster macrumors 6502

    Furgster

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    i am assuming that you can do it because they have the same type of connector as an iPod, but i have not tried it yet, good luck
     
  3. eagle33199 macrumors member

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    I would assume that using an iPod charger would work - i've used an iPod cable at work to plug in/charge the phone this morning without a problem.

    As for the car USB power adapter... I'd say use at your own risk. Yes, USB is standardized (ie pin X is positive, pin Y is ground, etc), but you don't know what sort of quality went into the construction of the adapter. A car's 12V system is extremely volatile, and if the adapter isn't properly designed it could pass through spikes and surges to your phone.
     

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