iPod USB Charger on iPhone

ravman

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Has anyone else tried using their iPod USB charger on their iPhone? When I use mine, it takes hours to charge my iPhone literally another 10%, that is it.

Seems like the iPhone and iPod require different amounts of charges, and you cannot swap chargers between the two units.

I won't be using my iPod charger anymore, in case it messes up the battery in my iPhone.

Hang on, if I mess my battery up, I can just buy another one from the Apple store and replace it right? Dang, I need to stop smelling gas fumes.
 

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The iPhone charger is 5 volts.
Older iPod chargers (firewire) outputs 12 volts.
If in doubt, I would only use the charger that came with it or
Use your computer to charge it.
 

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The iPod charger I have is also 5.0v-400mA. I am also using the iPod USB cable, but this shouldn't make any difference.

I am going to plug the iPhone directly into my PC and charge via that.

I've ordered an original Apple charger (like the one you get with the iPhone) from eBay for $1.99 ($1 million in the Apple store). So that should make life easier for me.
 

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They all work the same way, but the WAY the iPhone charges is because of the lithium-ion battery. It will rapidly charge to about 90% in 2 hours then take that last 10% and trickle charge it to 100% so as, over time, not to damage the battery.

It does not matter if you use the iPod charger or the iPhone charger 5 volts is 5 volts.
 

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This is what I mean. It takes 5 hours to charge just 10% (using the iPod USB charger). Not to 90% and then the 10% trickle. When I plug the iPhone into my PC, it fully charges in about 3 hours.

Weird?
 
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This is what I mean. It takes 5 hours to charge just 10% (using the iPod USB charger). Not to 90% and then the 10% trickle. When I plug the iPhone into my PC, it fully charges in about 3 hours.

Weird?
yah its very weird, i used my old ipod charger for a while (not an Apple one though) and it charged just as fast as the iPhone charger