I can FEEL my iPhone being charged..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chocolate632, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

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    Ok so I'm at my grandmothers house right now, and it's a really old house. I brought a charger (not an official apple one) and plugged it into a wall outlet. After a few seconds I can feel the sides of it kinda vibrating, and when I hold it to my ear and rub it, I hear a little static type sound. The charger is fine, as it works in my own house, and my iPod touch does not seem to make the noise. Would you advise charging in his house? I tried a few different outlets and they all seem to be the same and I'm running out of juice:)
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Just a cheap transformer. Probably OK. Be sure it doesn't overheat. You might consider a higher quality charger. :)
     
  3. chocolate632 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The charger works ok in every other house I've tried, so I don't think it's the chargers fault. And I just use it for those times when Im going somewhere and just need to grab a charger really quickly.

    Thanks for the help:)
    I'll probably just not charge anything at that house anymore just to be safe
     
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I would try to plug it into a surge protector instead of the wall, because the old house probably has old wiring to go with the dust bunnies, and this is known to cause fluctuations, making the charger stressed out. When I charge my iPod Touch in Korea, I can feel the current running through the back of the case, as it does with my Macbook Pro.
     

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