Lightning Car Charger

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

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  3. stiligFox macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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  6. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    No. I would not plug my phone into a $1 usb charger.

    Read this.

    http://www.righto.com/2012/10/a-dozen-usb-chargers-in-lab-apple-is.html

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

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    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.

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  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    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]
    http://amzn.com/B00B8M4IMK
    With
    AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable (3 Feet/0.9 Meter)
    http://amzn.com/B009SYZ8OC

    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)
    http://amzn.com/B00C2D9SV0

    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
    http://amzn.com/B00CRGNOQW

    Griffin PowerJolt SE Car Charger with Lightning Connector (GC36547)
    http://amzn.com/B009I2UH2W

    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)
    http://amzn.com/B00B1HVI4I
     

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