How to: Make an iPod Touch/iPhone Charger.

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  1. Maxomous

    Maxomous New Member

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    After reading endless articles of people complaining that they couldn't make a charger for their iPod Touch/iPhone, and me myself looking for a solution, i finally figured out a way:

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    Power Input (left) Dock Connector (Right)

    As long as the D+ & D- are connected with Ground and Input with resistors, it should work just fine.
  2. hehateme62674

    hehateme62674 New Member

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    wuh..
  3. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Or use an 80k for the top vertical resistor and a 66k for the bottom vertical resistor and you dont need the 150k resistors at all
  4. therealduckie

    therealduckie Member

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    May I ask--What is the need for the resistors if the 2 outside connections are the actual DC current?

    Isn't that overkill?

    i.e. Why not just wire a 5v power supply to those connections?

    Also, I see no mention of how many milliamps that is.
  5. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    The iPod Touch will not charge unless the data pins are subject to a ~2.4v supply voltage, its just one of Apple's silly things.

    The current is not necessarily important but 500mA - 1000mA is adequate
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    hotwater10 Banned

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    i just bought one at shopko for $10
  7. carlos!

    carlos! Member

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    just leave..
  8. flashcus

    flashcus New Member

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    LOL but you can just feed a 560k resistor to D+ and another to D-. It works as a potential divider as the ipod touch has resistance and in the middle of that resistance, and the 560k resistor it reads about 2.2v. That's what i did. I'm getting these manufactured soon and it'l look really good...
  9. Maxomous

    Maxomous New Member

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    Problem with that is that you may short out the D+ & D- so its not really a great idea!
  10. THaToNeGuY

    THaToNeGuY New Member

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    maxomous can't i just get a 5v 500mah phone charger and female USB thing

    and solder 5v to 5v and ground to ground

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