iPhone 4 Car Chargers Compatible with Bumper

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by buzzpoet, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. buzzpoet macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone make a recommendation on a cheap solution?

    I know there's the suggestion of using a USB Car Charger and then using the iPhone 4 sync cable. This seems like a hack, and I'm concerned about overcharging.

    I have a Griffin car charger that works great with the 3G but doesn't make contact with the iPhone 4 with the bumper.
     
  2. daemonite macrumors member

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    I use the Griffin USB car charger I have with my iPhone cable. Pretty much any car USB charger that supplies 500mAh to 1000mAh output will work. No need to worry about overcharging
     
  3. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    You're concerned about overcharging? The iPhone 4 is a li-ion battery.

    In fact, I prefer using a USB car charger with a sync cable... much more portable and more useful than a standalone car charger. You forgot your cable at a friends? You have an extra in the car. Have a friend that needs to charge his phone? Just use his USB cable.

    Just my two cents.
     
  4. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I would suggest a cheap charger from ebay that accepts the USB cable and then pick up a cheap usb cable from ebay as well if you need it.
     
  5. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    Search eBay for the AT&T car charger. It's the one I use and it works fine. Should run you about $7 shipped.
     
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Yep. That's what I suggest too. This is only a couple bucks too.
     
  7. roots4x macrumors newbie

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    That does not work with the bumper. Some people seem to not read the actual thread. Best bet would be to find a USB charger and use an OEM cable. Better question might be where to buy a USB cable that will fit with the bumper on. That thread also has people responding with just random links though.
     

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