Is there a cable that charges the iPhone but doesn't carry data or sync?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by uncleungie, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. uncleungie macrumors newbie

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    I have a Honda Fit. I want to charge my iPhone with the car's built in USB port, but when I plug the phone into it, the car automatically hijacks the music interface and forces me to use Honda's crippled music controls through the dashboard. Does anyone know of a cable that would charge the iPhone, but wouldn't support data or syncing? A charge-only cable, if you will. If not, is there any way to modify Apple's cable to achieve this? Thanks.
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    there is no modification. Why not get a ciggerate lighter to usb adapter?
     
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I have this cable I got from Amazon. One end charges and the other syncs. I suppose you could just cut off the one that syncs and use the charging end only. Pretty cheap so not like it's a huge loss or anything.
     
  4. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    It would be easy enough to get a schematic of the pinouts and disable the pins that handle the data.
     
  5. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    Get a cheap sync cord, strip off a bit of the insulation off and cut either the white or the green wire and give it a try. If it still triggers it cut the other white/green. The power is on The red and black according to this link:

    http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Google is your friend:
    http://matias.ca/tuneblocker/

    I'm sure there are more options but the short answer to your question is yes.

    Sure there is. Leave only the power pins connected. I'm not saying it's a practical solution. I wouldn't bother attempting this myself, knowing my lack of skill and patience.
     

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