iPod Touch 2nd Generation charger

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by chuchichan2524, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. chuchichan2524 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    I think I need to purchase a charger for my new iPod Touch (2nd Gen). I have an old firewire charger that doesn't seem to work. The plug fits, but I get a message that the device is not supported.

    I understand that Apple changed the charging abilities to only handle USB. Seems pretty ridiculous to me.

    Anyways, my wife has a 3rd generation nano that I would like to be able to charge with the same charger.

    What would the best charger be to purchase? Anyone using the Apple USB Power adapter?

  2. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Centerville, Ohio
    DLO Powerpack for iPod

    I use the dlo powerpack for iPod. It only costs $40 and can charge your wife's nano and your touch. It comes with a USB cable and one wall and one car charger attachments. I like it because I can keep my apple USB in my computer and use the dlo one with the attachments to charge. Plus it only cost costs $10 dollars more than the apple one.
  3. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    whatever you do, my advice is don't buy the tiny Apple usb charger plug. at 30 bucks it's a total rip-off IMO. don't know what's available where you are, but I bought a great usb charger for 10 bucks while in Japan. Here in Thailand we have many options around 10 bucks as well. Many friends are happily using them and they all work fine. 30 bucks for a tiny piece of plastic is overboard Apple.
  4. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2008
    I would go to Tj Maxx, Marshalls. or Ross they have USB chargers for less than $10.
  5. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    It seems that from my experience cheap chargers don't work with the new iPod's, or at least not the new iPod touch.
  6. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    I have a few iPod USB cables and one of them doesn't seem to work with my wife's iPod Nano 4GB (That we got in fall 2007) and my current 2g iPod Touch 32gb (that we got in fall 2008). I think this is an old cable from my wife's old iPod - an HP Invent one - MP102? Which doesn't seem to work or do anything anymore.

    Should I just toss this cable or is it something to hold onto? What about the iPod itself? seems it's worth up to $20 "as is" on ebay:
  7. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    This might be true for chargers that connect as a dock connector, but there should be no problem for a simple usb plug. My 2nd gen Touch isn't having any problems with the few cheap versions I've tried.
  8. PeteB macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    I can back this up. I've been using a crappy old Blackberry charger (USB) and a cheap travel adaptor. Both have charged up the iPod Touch (2Gen) without problem.

    Since I regularly use a laptop, the simplest method for me is simply using one of the laptop's USB ports (there's no need for iTunes or device drivers).
  9. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    15.8 miles from Molineux
    Buy the Apple charger. You know it will work on all iPods and it isn't that expensive at £20.

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