Using original iPhone car charger on iPhone 3G?

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  1. khong1010

    khong1010 New Member

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    Does anyone know if I can use a car charger I bought for the original iPhone on iPhone 3G? I've tried to use it and noticed that the phone does not get charged well if not charged at all. I had the phone connected to car charger and running apps/map and saw battery warning sign.
     
  2. thedunn805

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    Yeah I noticed that too
     
  3. Marianne

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    What kind/brand charger is it? I have a Griffin PowerJolt that I got with my first generation iPhone and it works perfectly with my 3G iPhone as well.
     
  4. khong1010

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    i have griffin power duo. I just found out it was made for ipod. Maybe that's why my phone wasn't charged well.
     
  5. Ace4261991

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    well you pretty much answere your own question lol. but yeah its a problem with the new iPhone it doesn't work with many chargeres or docks and speakers that worked for the original iPhone because they changed a pin or sumting in the dock port on the iPhone. somone else can prob explain this more than i can but thats basicly it
     
  6. gotzaiPhone

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    any charging device that uses the fire wire pin to charge, will not charge the iPhone 3G.
     
  7. MileHighRob

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    My old DLO car charger that I bought for my first gen iPhone charges my 3G beautifully.
     
  8. Tex

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    ^^^^
    I bought a DLO the day after I 3G launch/purchase. The thing works great on my 3G. Charges quick, too.
     
  9. MileHighRob

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    Interesting that you pointed that out. It actually charges my 3G much quicker than it did my first gen iPhone.
     
  10. kisstine

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    I find that my 3G charges more quickly than my v1 did no matter where I plug it in. Pretty cool. :)
     
  11. ravman

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    I have one of these installed in my vehicle and charges my iPod & V1 iPhone no problems at all. But when I plug my new 3G into this, there is a message on my iPhone saying it cannot be charged with this unit and do I want to place the phone into flight mode. Sound comes out quite happily from my 3G iPhone onto my car's sound system, but it just won't charge the phone. Guess I will have to go back to a traditional in-car charger.
     
  12. iprncess

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    Well I have the griffin power jolt for the v1 iPhone and i notice sometimes it charges and other times it shows the little icon on the battery that indicates its fully charged, when it actually isn't
     
  13. Runamuck

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    Interesting.

    I have a similar device but mine is from Peripheral Electronics called the PXDP and it worked/charged my iPod v1 and Touch just fine as well as my 3G. I have noticed that it doesn't seem to charge the 3G as quickly as it did the v1 but then again the 3G is a beast with battery juice anyways. I get the same "do you want to put it in flight mode" message on both my v1 and 3G iPhones but I just say no and continue as normal.
     

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