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Hey Guys,

I have a strange one that I am hoping you may be able to help me with.

I have a car-USB charger which is basically a device that plugs into your car's cigarette socket and has a USB socket on the back to allow you to plug devices that charge on USB. I used it to power my Palm and HTC in the car.

Strange thing is... it will not power the iPhone. It works just like a normal USB port as far as I know. Anyone else have this issue??

Its annoying because now I need to buy a car charger.

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I don't know what your problem is, but make sure you buy a worthy car charger. There have many instances where the iPhones were "overcharged" and were fried.
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I don't know what your problem is, but make sure you buy a worthy car charger. There have many instances where the iPhones were "overcharged" and were fried.
I usually thought that was dependent on voltage. I could be wrong though.

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I usually thought that was dependent on voltage. I could be wrong though.
Well I thought so. USB is 5.25V so I don't know why it does not work.

The output of the supplied AC adapter is in fact 5V.. so it has me buggered!!
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Hmm... iPhone seem to be funny about these things. I can use my iPod cable to charge and sync on my laptop, but use an ipod mains adaptor.
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