Extension cable

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by elaniemay, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. elaniemay macrumors 6502

    elaniemay

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    I bought a USB extension cord and it says it will not charge my phone (and it doesn't). What did I do wrong?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    You bought a bad cable. (sorry, couldn't resist) :D

    A USB extension cable should work fine; I use a 3ft extension every day to extend the charge/sync cable to the powerstrip behind my desk.

    How long is the cable? If not some extreme length it should work just fine barring a problem with the cable.
     
  3. elaniemay thread starter macrumors 6502

    elaniemay

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    It is a 10 foot cable. It shows that the phone is plugged in (shows a picture of a plug, not the lightning image) but when I plugged my phone in, it just didn't charge it, when my husband plugged his iP4 in, it said something like "this device isn't compatible to charge" or something.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Not having a 10ft usb extension cable to test here to verify that length works, my best suggestion is try a different 10ft cable. If you get the same problem you may need to go to a shorter cable.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    How about putting a power USB hub at the end of a 10 USB cable?
     

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