I charged my 220v Iphone on an 110v outlet..

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sursum, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. sursum macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    #1
    I accidently charged my Iphone 2g (220V) on an 110v power socket. The phone charged perfectly for me but post that, I have not been able to charge the phone again on my normal 220v power outlet. I also cannot get the Itunes software to recognize my phone. I have tried the following to no avail
    1) completely discharged my phone and tried recharging
    2) plugging it with my Ipod charger
    3) Complete reboot of my Iphone

    Is there any way to rectify this without having to go through an expensive job requiring possible battery change? Or do you think my phone has now gone kaput?

    Rgds
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    Bracknell UK
    #2
    Are you sure you're describing the problem right? There's no such thing as a 220v phone, it is the charging unit that might be voltage specific. My Apple mains charger for my UK phone will accept the range 100v - 240v, so if that's what you are also using then the mains voltage will not have been the problem.

    Have you tried charging it using the USB cable since it happened?
     
  3. vandozza macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Location:
    Australia
    #3
    i thought that the power adapters were good for any voltage between 100-240?

    do you have the "newer"/redesigned power adapter with a single green dot near the prongs? if not, the original ones were recalled by apple as they were faulty.

    http://www.apple.com/support/usbadapter/exchangeprogram/
     
  4. iCantwait macrumors 65816

    iCantwait

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #4
    agreed

    OP do you have the iphone/ipod charger?

    its 110v-240v compatible. not the chargers falt
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #5
    The only fault with those is that the pins might break off. Nothing to do with the charging operation.
     
  6. vandozza macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Location:
    Australia
    #6
    ah interesting.

    i never did know the exact reason why the recall was necessary.

    luckily here in Australia, we had different adapters, that didn't require an exchange!
     
  7. iCantwait macrumors 65816

    iCantwait

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  8. sursum thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    #8
    I have used the standard Apple charger given with the iphone kit. So maybe the problem is something else.
    I was travelling and the train had a standard 110v outlet. My problem began the following day after this, so I kinda assumed that the prior charging must be the cause. I have also tried charging through my PC using the USB cable, but the problem persists. Both times, i do not get the Iphone charging symbol indicating that the phone is getting charged.
     
  9. jpvaz macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Location:
    Portugal
    #9
    That's weird... I've used my original power adapter on 110V and 220V with no problems...

    The only thing that comes to mind is that when you were charging the phone on the train some kind of power surge happened and it damaged the phone internally...
     
  10. fwhh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    #10
    Have you tried to use another usb-to-iphone-cable? Maybe it got damaged on your travels.
    And sometimes those train-powersockets have large voltage spikes, unless they are specificly for notebooks. But those spikes are usually very well surpressed by those modern power supplys. But I would not recommend to use high-tech equipment on those power sockets. Here in germany, this sockets are often found in the train-restrooms and marked with an electrical razor....don't ever connect anything else than razors to this kind of sockets.
     
  11. sursum thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    #11
    Let me try to change the USB cable. Fingers crossed!!

    What are my options if the phone has got screwed due to a voltage spike? Has the phone gone kaput or can I still use it by changing the battery or something?
     
  12. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    #12
    Has to be a spike.....

    I have used the same charger with both 110 and 220V power sockets and it charged without problems.

    Meaning you'll need to get the battery changed or in worst case scenario.. the Logic Board fried!

    All this in case changing the connector cable doesnt work!
     
  13. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

    kAoTiX

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    Midlands, UK
    #13
    When using a charger on a plane or train you can experience power surges when the train/plane itself uses more or less power. Especially with planes (talking from experience) they reduce power to the sockets when coming in to land to reduce the amount of power everything else is using and use it all for the engines (same for take off). This can obviously cause problems like it did with one of my laptops where the charge wasn't enough and it actually shorted the mainboard causing the laptop to be scrap.

    Of coure there is nothing you can do as you are asked to unplug anything during these times but I have never used anything like this on a train but i would imagine it is a similar scenario being either a surge or a drain.

    If its in warranty just send it back to apple or something. They'll replace anything these days lol
     

Share This Page