Homemade car charger?

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  1. crimsondynamo329

    crimsondynamo329 Member

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    I was wondering, since iPod Touch can charge through FireWire, and FireWire often uses 12V, could you just connect the iPod's FireWire connection power pins into a car's cigarette lighter/power jack? It seems too easy, and I don't want to try it and break my iPod.
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    What the hell.. why not.. its not like it will short circuit.. if anything.. nothing will happen when you plug it in..

    It isnt worth not knowing what will happen... and I know how that feels.

    Just do it.
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    No, something could happen. If the current is too high then it could blow something in the iPod and it wouldn't be able to charge any more. That's why I'm hoping someone who knows about the iPod's FireWire charging can help answer this before I try it.
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    check the amps...
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    Do you know what the max is for the iPod?
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    Does anybody have a FireWire iPod charger that they want to take apart? It would show if it uses more than just the power pins of FireWire

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