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    Default ipod charger for iphone?

    Hi,
    is it possible to charge the iphone with an old ipod charger and cable?
    I have an old one with fwire. Is there any risk on trying?
    When i plug the iphone into old ipod (2nd gen) dock i get a message that this accessory is not usable with iphone. After that i didnt dare to connect to power..

    thx
    aandy



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    absolutely no firewire!! Wrong voltage. will fry your battery

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    Hi,
    is that also valid for ipod charger using usb? what about car chargers? In another thread i read that bmws own ipod connection fried an iphone, that probably mean that also ice-link cable wont work for both? So its iphone or ipod in the car then.
    I thought this sort of thing would be pretty much standard by now. But when its not even the same for products of the same company, that really really sucks..

    andy..

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    I have used an iPod car charger to charge my iPhone with out incident. But don't know if there really are any hazards associated with that. Also the warning you get about the older docks not being designed for the iPhone is more about interference from the GSM modem. If you read the warning it is simply asking if you would like to temporarily put the iPhone in to Airplane mode to avoid the buzzing type sound you get when a GSM phone sits too close to a speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaandyyy View Post
    Hi,
    is that also valid for ipod charger using usb? what about car chargers? In another thread i read that bmws own ipod connection fried an iphone, that probably mean that also ice-link cable wont work for both? So its iphone or ipod in the car then.
    I thought this sort of thing would be pretty much standard by now. But when its not even the same for products of the same company, that really really sucks..

    andy..

    usb should be okay since it is limited to 5 v of output. if u check on the main forum, one guy fried his iphone by plugging it into an alarm clock for ipods! One of the biggest gripes about iPhone is the accessories it will take. I can't even plug my fav earbuds into the phone ! For chargers type, u really need to make sure that the charger you plan on using does not output more voltage than it needs. Short term maybe okay but long term no no...


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    I have used an old firewire charger on my iPhone since I got it months ago. There is NO problem using the firewire charger. The computer won't recognize the iPhone but it charges fine this way either plugged into a computer or to Apple's wallwart.

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    I havnt had a problem with firewire.

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    I am charging my iPhone using a my old iPod mini 1G FW power adapter. No problems so far.

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    i used the firewire cable to charge the iphone trouhg my comp and it worked fine. the iphone also works through the car function. my E63 has the iphone jack built into the AUX and all it says is that they accessory isnt compatible eventhough it works perfectly and charges like a ipod. the same goes for my G55. they functions all say that its not compatible eventhough it is.

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    You can use firewire cable for charging up to a certain capacity, but after the charge is complete, the higher voltage of the firewire will slowly damage the battery. So use it accordingly, may be one hour or two, and unplug it after.
    This is true for about any battery, you can always charge it with a higher voltage, up to full charge, then you start to damage it, at a speed dependent on the amperes available from the charger. So, unplug the firewire when you see that the iphone is full.

    Louis


 

 
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