USB Wall Charger (non-Apple) for Ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Macfisto, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Macfisto macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Can I plug the Apple USB cable into non-Apple USB wall charger and make it work…and not damage the Ipod?

    In other word, if a wall charger has an entry for a USB, should any USB cable work the same/correctly?

    I was going to buy the Energizer Duo Wall Charger for my AAA rechargeable batteries and it suddenly dawned on me that if it’s meant to be used with a USB cable, that I could use the USB cable connected to my Ipod (Touch) to charge the Ipod as well.

    If any issues, what should I be looking for? The voltage? It’s just that I am wondering if USB cables themselves would treat the “power” differently or all the same (and therefore should work).

    Any ideas? People with actual knowledge of chargers/power is preferred (please state so) but I welcome ideas/opinions.

  2. kroeks macrumors regular

    works for me
    i have this no-titled wall charger for my ipod
  3. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    I'm not sure if I understand the question correctly, but I use the USB ports on this to charge my iPods.
  4. Macfisto thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Exactly. You are using a non-Apple product to charge your Ipod and it's not specifically designed for Ipods.

    So any USB wall adapter should work for a USB cable (and therefore the Ipod cable) to charge any unit. I am correct in my assumption? I just want to make sure that I don't damage the Ipod and/or battery by using a wall adapter that could be too "strong" or not enough "strong" for the Ipod.
  5. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    Yes, USB is a pretty universal standard, so it should work fine.

    The only place you might have run into trouble is if you were trying to power a USB hard drive or burner, which requires more power than a typical device like a phone or a mouse. But an iPod, you're fine.
  6. Macfisto thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2009

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