Official charger not working with third party cable

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by eddjedi, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. eddjedi macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2011
    This is a new one on me. I've just bought a high quality third party lightning cable, and it doesn't work with my official wall charger. If I plug in either my iPhone 5 or iPad mini both say they are charging on the screen, but do not, the charge continues to fall. This only happens with the official charger - if I plug the cable in to my iMac or a third party USB wall charger, it works just fine.

    Anybody else had this or can explain it? Would Apple be sneaky enough to make their wall chargers output some kind of odd voltage that only works with official lightning cables and not other USB cables/devices? This isn't a cheap $1 knock-off cable, it's a reasonably expensive and recent one.
  2. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Have you tried using the original apple cable with the original charger to rule out that you dont have a bad charger?
  3. eddjedi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2011
    Sorry should have said, yes the original lightning cable works fine. I bought the third party one because the original Apple one is only about 50cm long.

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