Help me find the right car charger...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by megandraper, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. megandraper macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2013
    Hi, people smarter than I am.

    I have a 3rd gen iPod. Through some insane fluke in the universe, I was able to replace the battery myself a year ago.

    Now I need a car charger. I don't understand the volts and amps, and I know that if I get the wrong charger it will fry my iPod.

    It is the 20gb iPod with 4 buttons at the top. No clickwheel. This is the spec page.

    Please help!

    Will this one work?

    Thanks a million!
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Don't waste your money on car chargers. Just buy a USB to cigarette adaptor and that will work with every future device you ever buy. You can even get ones with two ports so you can run two devices.
  3. megandraper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2013
    I would buy that, because it makes sense, but the iPod won't charge via USB. It only charges via the firewire wall charger or a specific car charger. I just don't know the right amperage (?) for the job.
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  5. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
  6. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    I think firewire is 12-30 :)eek:!) volts, and USB is regulated at 5. I think it's just the voltage and charging method that is different.

    How well does the 3g iPod work still? Cool to see they're still in use!
  7. megandraper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2013

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