How to charge iPod classic externally ?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by PenguinApple, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. PenguinApple macrumors newbie

    PenguinApple

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    I have an iPod Classic 5.5G since May 2008 (160GB version) and since then I can only charge i by a computer USB port or an USB mains adapter.
    But using a car charger it did not work.

    Now I ordered a higher power (2 amps) car charger for my iPad2 which worked flawlessly on my iPad2. Even connected to my 6 Volts, 1A solar panel it charged the iPad in about the same time as on the provided mains adapter.

    So I tried it with the iPod classic but it did not charge at all not at 6V ot 12V.

    Does the iPod require a very precisely controlled / stabilized power suplly ?
     
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a

    blackburn

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    If you shunt the data- and the data+ wires (usually white and green) it should charge. At least I've done that to an old sony ericsson charger and soldered an usb plug and it works.
     

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