Where can I buy a 3rd gen wall charger?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by P51, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. P51 macrumors regular

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    All I'm seeing at stores are 2nd gen ones. I hate having to keep my computer on to charge my ipod.
     
  2. RMo macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean 2nd and 3rd gen chargers? If you're talking about the design of the charger itself, I think it's only seen two major revisions: the old brick-style charger (originally FireWire, then also USB, then only USB) and the new compact one. If you're talking about iPods, they are all interchangeable--in fact, any USB charger you get will work. The only real incompatibility is that newer iPods (after 2G iPod touch--not sure where the dividing line is for other models) won't work with FireWire chargers.

    But back to Apple's chargers, the original design is here: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Power-Adapter-iPod-White/dp/B0002ZAIMI

    The new one is here: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Power-Adapter-iPod-iPhone/dp/B001GQ3DP6/ref=dp_ob_title_ce or here: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB352LL/B?fnode=MTY1NDA4NA&mco=MTA4MjQ5NDc

    Pick which you want. Also, with the newer design, make sure there's a green dot (you can see it in the second Amazon photo) on the side that plugs into the wall--that means it's the revised version that fixes the "prongs get stuck in the wall" problem earlier adapters of this style had. (From Apple this won't be an issue; from eBay, make sure.)

    Hope this is what you're looking for!
     
  3. WhiskeyBusiness macrumors newbie

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  4. RONBOSWEGO macrumors newbie

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    I went to www.bhphotovideo.com and for 19.90 (incl shipping) got a Sony AC-U50AD USB Charging AC power adaptor for the reason you stated. Don't need to fire up the desktop in order to charge the IPT 2gen 32k. This also charges the Sony BT headphones as well.
     
  5. RONBOSWEGO macrumors newbie

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    I went to www.bhphotovideo.com and for 19.90 (incl shipping) got a Sony AC-U50AD USB Charging AC power adaptor for the reason you stated. Don't need to fire up the desktop in order to charge the IPT 2gen 32k. This also charges the Sony BT headphones as well. Checkout bargaincell which is in the bluetooth topic right close by.
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I got this for 15$ and I like it.

    Charges two iPods in the same time and you don't lose a socket: you get two.:)
     
  7. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    just be careful buying a cheap piece of junk. granted the apple wall charge is 30 bucks, but is guaranteed for a year. I have heard of people going on ebay getting a $3 charger (plus $5 for shipping) and then it didnt work after the 4-5 try.
     
  8. mutantblack macrumors regular

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    wow this one looks really great. Does it charge iphone 3gs too? Or should I say anything else other than ipod?
    and where did you buy it for $15?
    Thanks.
     
  9. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    in the picture..it looks like it can only be plugged in vertically...effectively blocking both outlets...

    i'm looking at the prongs in the picture....do the prongs rotate? if not, we have a problem..
     
  10. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Have a look at this page:

    http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Belkin-Belkin-Inc-MINI-SURGE-USB-CHRG-BZ103050-TVL

    Sounds good.
     

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