Monoprice battery backup

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I just got this battery backup charger from monoprice ( http://www.monoprice.com/products/p..._id=1083110&p_id=5866&seq=1&format=4#feedback ) and I love it. It charged my iPhone back to 96% and it is now displaying the following msg:

"This accessory is not made to work with the iPhone.
Charging is not supported with this accessory."

What does this mean? Has anyone else got a similar msg with other batter backups?
 

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clean out the connection ports. Something is blocking one of the pins from making proper contact.
 

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3G or 3GS? If it's the latter, I think this means that the charger is designed for a 3G, and the 3GS draws too much power for it. I get this message from the gitgo with my old V1/3G battery charger on my 3GS.

You might be able to charge it most of the way, but I believe this is why you are getting this message before it is finished.
 

nagyg

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Thanks! It is a 3Gs. I will clean out the contacts ...
 

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20 bucks for an 2,200 mAh battery? That is a great deal and the highest portable power I have seen yet. The site says that it's for both the 3g and 3gs, so like others said you probably have a contact problem. Nice find btw.
 

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20 bucks for an 2,200 mAh battery? That is a great deal and the highest portable power I have seen yet. The site says that it's for both the 3g and 3gs, so like others said you probably have a contact problem. Nice find btw.
I found out that this error msg only pops up when the backup battery is empty.

So far I love this product: It provides one full charge for the iPhone, does not make the iPhone too bulky or heavy and it even has a cut out for the camera lens. And the price makes this a no brainer ...
 

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I'd get it if it weren't a case...
 

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I just got this battery backup charger from monoprice ( http://www.monoprice.com/products/p..._id=1083110&p_id=5866&seq=1&format=4#feedback ) and I love it. It charged my iPhone back to 96% and it is now displaying the following msg:

"This accessory is not made to work with the iPhone.
Charging is not supported with this accessory."

What does this mean? Has anyone else got a similar msg with other batter backups?

I have received this message quite often with my iPWR battery backup. it usually occurs when the iPWR battery is low on power. I have contacted the company president and he has re-calibrated the batteries for 3GS, even giving me free ones to test and keep.
 

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It seems battery manufacturers haven't agreed to a too-high price point and are actually competing with each other. I wish the case manufacturers would follow suit ... $30 for a hunk of plastic is simply ridiculous.
 

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It seems battery manufacturers haven't agreed to a too-high price point and are actually competing with each other. I wish the case manufacturers would follow suit ... $30 for a hunk of plastic is simply ridiculous.
I agree 100%. You have to be nuts to spend $30 for a case. The most I've spent on a case was $10 and it was a Griffin with a special lens that allows the camera to take closeups. There are quite a few sites that sell cases very, very cheap (less than $6) and they're not bad!
 

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Well I spent $30 on the Innocase II because it's the best ;) But I agree with you. The thing is really worth $5 to the end consumer, tops.

I also have a $5 iSkin Solo knockoff that I'm enjoying very much.
 

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While I agree that the prices are outrageous, you simply cannot ignore good protection. I have a slider on my case and I have accidentally dropped my phone 3 times now- the worst in a tile floored bathroom. Not a scratch.
 
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While I agree that the prices are outrageous, you simply cannot ignore good protection. I have a slider on my case and I have accidentally dropped my phone 3 times now- the worst in a tile floored bathroom. Not a scratch.
Oh, the case definitely pays for itself when you drop your 3GS on the base commissary floor and the iPhone doesn't have a scratch on it. :eek:k:eek:k