Creating a charger for the Touch

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  1. steeped

    steeped New Member

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    I was reading a few tutorials on creating a portable charger which will charge my iPod on the go.

    How many volts does the iPod Touch take? I bought a solar charger which worked perfectly on my video but didn't work at all on the Touch because I don't think it has enough power. And I also don't wanna fry my iPod. Is it 5v?

    Thanks. Once I successfully make this, I would be sure to post a step by step tutorial for noobs here.
  2. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Yes it is 5v. I am unsure about the current required though. I think the Touch requires a higher current than other ipods because i had a charger I could use with my nano and it won't work with the touch. That charger was 350mA. So I guess the touch needs ~500mA.
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  4. steeped

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    Yeah, that method works. Just soak an Onion with holes into gaterade for 30 min or so and BAM you got a home made charger. Only problem it only gives u an extra 30 min or so with the Touch if your lucky. I am still in the progress of making a real charger, but its not too easy. I don't wanna fry my iPod so I am taking no chances and making sure everything is perfect before I finish it.
  5. iKuro

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    USB hub (powered) $6 USD works too!!! XD
  6. steeped

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    I am trying to make a portable charger, a USB hub just gives me extra USB ports on my computer - not to mention a hub slows down the ports like crazy.
  7. iKuro

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    mm no an USB HUB (POWERED) will charge your ipod too and it's not necesary plugged to your PC XD
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  9. steeped

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    If I connect a 9v battery straight to my iPod, will it fry?

    If it will, what kind of resistor should I purchase?
  10. AutoItKing

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    I'm pretty sure the touch has a voltage regulator circuit that can accept up to 30v, check the fine print on the back. But just to be safe, don't. And it's at about 1 amp. Don't use a resistor, use a voltage regulator,they are much more reliable. You can get them at RadioShack for a few bucks each. There is an Instructable for a USB charger.

    Edit: Here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-USB-Charger-Version-2.0/

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