iPhone 4 Car Charger

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Khryz, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone recommend any good ones for a good price?

    Could be either from a reputable website or a store I could grab one in. Also, I assume that they have to specifically support the iPhone 4 as well?
     
  2. enklined macrumors 6502

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  3. BearsFan34 macrumors regular

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    I'm curious to hear about an iPhone 4 car charger as well.

    I have an "older" Griffin PowerJolt charger that worked with the original iPhone, the 3G, and the 3GS. However, it will NOT charge my iPhone 4.

    I've tried 2 different Apple USB cables and the black Griffin USB cable. When I plug it in, I hear/see the "charging" battery indicator on the screen, and it charges...

    ...for about :15 seconds. Then it stops charging. I don't get it.

    Same thing happens to the wife's iPhone 4. Plug back in my 3GS, works great, no matter what cable I use.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Got a great deal at Macworld SF 2010, when I purchased two RichardSolo 1800 iPhone battery chargers. It came with a car charger that had two 2.0 USB ports to charge two iPhones at the same time with one car charger. We paid $30 total for both battery chargers, two USB cords (thick black cords and reinforced at the ends), two wall charger cords, and two car chargers. Best $30 I've ever spent...:cool:
     
  5. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. I'm not looking to buy one unless the iPhone mount I end up getting doesn't charge my phone at the same time (would rather that).
     
  6. ellelittle macrumors member

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    My husbands been using an incase one that is made for the 3gs but works fine with the iPhone 4. I know that when he had the 3gs plugged in it would give some weird feedback through the car speakers, but oddly enough the iPhone 4 doesn't.
     
  7. UneElle macrumors member

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    FWIW: I don't know how "old" my Griffin PowerJolt charger is but I bought it when I got my 3G almost 2 years ago. It wouldn't charge my 4 (which has a bumper), but when I exchanged the black USB/connector cord that came with the charger for one of the new(er) Apple connectors with the lower profile, it worked perfectly.
     
  8. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    I bought a literal no name brand one from ebay with 2 USB ports for 5 bucks a while back. Pretty amazing :D.
     
  9. BearsFan34 macrumors regular

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    I tried the exact same thing. Even had an extra after-market black USB cable. Still won't consistently charge. The percentage numbers go up if it's plugged in & sleeping, but won't if the screen's on. And sometimes it doesn't even charge while sleeping at all.

    Tried 3 different Apple-branded USB cables too. Still nothing. Guess I'll just have to buy a new charger. Kinda sucks, but like you I don't remember how old this PowerJolt is.

    All I know is that it will charge a 3GS & below, but not the iP4 no matter what.
     

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