Charging

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by chantel09, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. chantel09

    chantel09 New Member

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    Is it bad for your ipod battery to use a charger or docking system that isn't apple brand?
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    Mircix Active Member

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    not bad. Inadequate.
  3. chantel09

    chantel09 New Member

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    But will it hurt the ipod or just not charge it as fast or hold it as long
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    Well, think about it. If you have a 3rd party charger i assume you've paid for it which already means it's bad. The official apple brand charger is only like $3.
  5. chantel09

    chantel09 New Member

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    I'm pretty sure i wall charger or and iHome is a lot more than $3
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    It's way more than $3.
    I looked for an iPhone 3G charger on their site and it was around $30.
  7. RRRRRRROBOTNIK

    RRRRRRROBOTNIK New Member

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    I think he means the little plastic one the ships with iPods.

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    Would a 3rd party charger hurt an iPod? Depends on the charger. I doubt it would but just to be safe use an Apple one.
  8. chantel09

    chantel09 New Member

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    So you say spend 20 dollars more to get an actual apple charger?
  9. RRRRRRROBOTNIK

    RRRRRRROBOTNIK New Member

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    If you care for your (probably voided) warranty or are paranoid yes. If not just get the cheapest that looks safest. There's really no way to tell with third party items in my experiences.
  10. simonrichards150

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    If the charger output is less than 30v, 1A then its fine.

    above that and it could fry your ipod

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