iPhone 5 Car Charger

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by MacFly69, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. MacFly69 macrumors regular

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    it seems the only option now is to buy the $29 adapter.

    anyone seen any "lightening" car chargers out there?!
     
  2. iphone495 macrumors member

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    Not necessarily, iPhone 5 will still come with a Lightening to USB cable, so you can still use your existing charger if you have one of those with an USB port.
     
  3. MacFly69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, but i dont' want to have to continually bring that cable from home, car to the office. I suppose buying another usb to 9pin is another option.
     
  4. DArsenault macrumors regular

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  5. Music8Guyz macrumors newbie

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    Alternatively, the iPhone 5 comes with the 9to30 pin adapter
     
  6. boshii macrumors 68040

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    I think that's in Canada only.
     
  7. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    It doesn't. Apple originally listed it as coming with it, but they stated it was a mistake. I grabbed 2 extra Lightning to USB for charging purposes.
     
  8. chele519 macrumors regular

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    It doesn't work with all cars, mine is a Hyundai and I get read error when I plug it in, the battery icon doesn't do anything. There are posts from other Hyundai owners saying the same thing.
     
  9. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    I think it's too soon for car adapters. A lot of iphone accessory manufacturers made huge losses last year when people expected the iPhone 4S to have a tear-drop shape. This time around they have all waited to see what the iPhone 5 actually was before doing anything,

    You may have to wait a while.
     
  10. jrbdmb macrumors 6502

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    For now you're stuck using your USB-Lightning cable with an iPhone compatible car charger with USB outputs like the Scoche unit here:

    http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/product/2318

    I'm also looking for a one piece solution (like the PowerJolt SE I used for my iPhone 4), but have seen nothing like this announced yet.
     
  11. zaxdude macrumors regular

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    buy something similar to THIS and use it along with an additional apple cable.

    the beauty of this method is that anyone in the car with you with need to use a USB plug for power has the ability to use it (assuming they have whatever cable they need for use with their phone).
     

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  12. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Best bet would probably be to just use a Lightning-to-30 Pin adapter, that way you can use your old chargers.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. TG1, Sep 27, 2012
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    This one from Verizon has worked very well for me and my girlfriend. She uses the micro usb to charge her Samsung and I hook up my usb-to-lightning cable to my iPhone.
     

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  14. newone757 macrumors 6502

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    Not good news. My sonata has been spotty with our iphone 4's already. Looks like its going to get worse for me. And considering Ill have to stream the music over bluetooth due to dock connector change, it will zap our batteries. Great
     
  15. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    What? Mine didn't come with one.
     
  16. boshii macrumors 68040

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    That was posted before the phone was released and there was speculation based on an Apple preorder "error".
     
  17. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Should I look for a specific volt or watt when browsing for a USB car charger?
     
  18. imazu macrumors regular

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    This is what I have also in my car.
     
  19. cloudytr macrumors newbie

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    What would you recommend for iphone 5 healty(no long) battery life?
    5v,500mA or 10v,1000mA which car adaptor is the best for iphone 5?
     
  20. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It needs 5v -- no more no less. The more current (mA/A) the faster the charge.
     
  21. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I don't know why but these are the only ones that work for me. I have one branded by ATT that I got a killer deal on ($1 per), and they are always reliable.

    I have purchased brand names like Griffin before and they never work right. They may have been knockoffs on Amazon.
     
  22. The Dougler macrumors member

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    I have one from Kensington, it works great.

    Here's the link on amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A9SCKAQ/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&redirect=true&s=merchant&tag=7240411rg3405-20
     
  23. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    No.
     

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