Portable charger not charging my itouch. help?

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  1. nyu

    nyu New Member

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    Hi all,

    I bought a portable charger for my ipod touch off ebay. One of those rechargeable USB units with adapters for charging cellphones, mini-usb etc etc.

    Anyway, it charges cellphones and other things, but not my ipod touch!
    It supplies 5.5±0.5V and up to 1000mA which i thought would be ok.
    But nothing happens when I plug my ipod's usb cable into the recharger.

    Anyone's thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    What brand? I bought a Belkin set off ebay that had a AC adaptor, Car adapter, and one that went to mini USB and it seems to be working fine with my iPod Touch.
  3. nyu

    nyu New Member

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    It's just called 'CHARGER'

    OK, it was pretty cheap, an unbranded one off ebay. But I was kinda hoping that if the power specs matched, then there wouldnt be any issue.

    I guess maybe this is a warning to be careful getting budget accessories for ipod touchs?

    Also, I've noticed that though the charging icon doesn't appear, the brightness of the screen does flicker a little when the charging unit is turned on, so some power is getting through...

    I left it for a while to see if it would charge it, just without the charging icon. no luck so far...
  4. MadMoney

    MadMoney New Member

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    Try using the old USB cable
  5. Paintball

    Paintball New Member

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    This is caused because when you plug your ipod in, it actually looks for power to the data pins on a usb cable as well, not just the power pins. It requires ~2-3 volts on the data pins, which is not being supplied obviously. This is just what is need for the ipod to charge. So basically, that charger will not work with your ipod. Sorry, you had the specs right, just it was too cheap.
  6. nbvikingsidiot001

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    maybe the guy above me is right but for me i had the same problem and you have to use the cord that came with your ipod

    hope this works for you
  7. gogo

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    I am trying to charge my ipod touch using an AC adopter of a 3rd generation ipod unsuccessfully. It does charge a 4th generation ipod. Is it the same problem (i.e. requires ~2-3 volts on the data pins)?
  8. EVT

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    LMFAO
  9. steeped

    steeped New Member

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    Wow, your a helpful ass.
  10. brisingr

    brisingr New Member

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    isn't it because it works off the pack, but the battery stays the same?
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    epic bump!

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