Lightning Car Charger

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Melodeath, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    Simple, quick question: I have a cigarette lighter car charger that works with my 30-pin 4s. I can't remember what brand it is off the top of my head, but it's black and the USB to 30-pin cable is detachable. My 5s arrives tomorrow. If I replace the USB to 30-pin cable with a Lightning to USB cable, will everything work, or will it not be compatible? Maybe the 5s takes a different power draw than the 4s? Any insights are welcome. Thanks
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
  3. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    It'll work just fine ^_^ so long as it outputs enough to charge your 4s, it'll be enough for the 5s.
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    There are plenty of other threads that discuss this. USB is USB. What differs is the current and a device will only draw as much as it needs. If the charger supplies less than the ideal current then it will charge slower.
  5. csguwer macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
  6. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2012
    No. I would not plug my phone into a $1 usb charger.

    Read this.

    But yes, any name brand usb outlet will work to charge your phone. No junk.
  7. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
    I highly recomend this dual USB charger, can charge 2 ipad at the same time, it is a 10W X 2 charger, the OEM iphone is a 5W charger.



  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Here is my combo:
    Anker® 18W / 2.4A + 2.0A (3.6A max) Dual Port USB Car Charger for Apple Android and USB-Charing Devices - The First and Smallest Adapter to Provide Simultaneous, Full-Speed Charges to iPads and Smartphones [White]
    AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable (3 Feet/0.9 Meter)

    I recommend that combo but here are a few others on amazon:

    Skiva Car Charger with 8-Pin Lightning Cable (Apple Certified with 2.1 Amps / 10 Watt output) for iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th Gen), and iPod nano (7th Gen) (Model: PowerFlow Lightning Fire C-1)

    Aduro POWERUP Lightning 2.1 Amps/10W Rapid Coiled Car Charger for Apple iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5G, iPod Nano 7G (Retail Packaging) Black

    Griffin PowerJolt SE Car Charger with Lightning Connector (GC36547)

    Belkin 2-Port Car Charger with Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5 / 5S, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPad and iPad mini, 2.1 AMP (Black)

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