Is it a good idea to charge with a car plug?

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  1. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    I' m wondering if it is a good idea to charge an iPhone with a car plug adapter through the cigarette lighter. I don't think cigarette lighter sockets have any surge protection and the electricity going towards the iPhone may damage it. This is especially a concern if you turn on or turn off your car with your iPhone still plugged in.
     
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    I've been charging frequently my iPhone's in my truck this way for the last 3 years and have never had a problem.
     
  3. VTAb182 macrumors regular

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    If it broke iphones, you'd think there would be less (if any) car chargers on the market
     
  4. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    the ciggarette lighter itself has little surge protection

    but that 12v to 5V adapter has a surger protector and an in-line fuse that will cut the current to your phone if it exceeds the specified limit of the fuse

    so in other words you are safe
     

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