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    Question Best iPhone 3G Car Charger
    What is the best iPhone 3G car charger out there?

    I do not need one that plays tunes, just in case I need to charge a weak battery.

    There's the Griffin PowerJolt or the Incase 2-in1 Wall & Car Charger

    The Griffin can be used in the car or off a Mac/PC. PC what's that?

    Or, is there just a cigarette lighter/accessory jack adapter for the Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable.

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    I use the PowerJolt.
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    I actually bought the Belkin Dual Charger. I can charge my iPhone/iPod and keep my TomTom GPS plugged in all at the same time.


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    Incase charger...all the way. It's nice if you need to charge your iPhone at work, and it's all-in-one.

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    Question
    Can I use a Universal USB Cigarette Lighter Adapter with the Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable?

    I compared the technical data to the Griffin PowerJolt and they are not the same, plus the PowerJolt has a fuse.

    The PowerJolt & Incase are both certified by Apple, so I am hesitant to purchase anything else. But, the Universal USB is waranteed for life compared to one year.

    PowerJolt Specifications:
    • Input: 12 - 14Vdc
    • Output: 5.2Vdc;500mA
    • Maximum Current: 2 Amp
    • Fuse Type: 2 Amp blade-type mini-auto fuse
    Universal USB Specifications:
    • Input: 12 - 24Vdc
    • Output: 5.5Vdc;700mA

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    I use the Griffin iPhone car charger than AT&T sells. It works, but it's a little bothersome how short the cord is.

    Car Charger - Apple iPhone - Cell Phone Accessories - | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebelp View Post
    I use the Griffin iPhone car charger than AT&T sells. It works, but it's a little bothersome how short the cord is.

    Car Charger - Apple iPhone - Cell Phone Accessories - | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular
    That one is NOT the Powerjolt. I think the PowerJolt has a longer cord and can be used in the car or with your computer.

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    I use the Griffin iPhone car charger than AT&T sells and have the Incase charger too I find the Griffin is much stronger in construction the Incase feels cheap. but the cord is short on the Griffin

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    I use the Griffin PowerJolt SE. It's the same as the regular PowerJolt, but it's a direct connection of power, it doesn't go through USB. Plug straight from the cig lighter to the phone.

    Great Product. The fact that it has a user-replaceable fuse in case of a surge is a big plus.
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    I use Griffin Powerjolt but I do agree with ebelp regarding the length of cord. I also use Griffin WindowSeat and the shorter cord makes it difficult to reach to the iPhone when charge is needed.

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    Does anyone have a Charger with a Line out?? My monster worked for my Ipod and my first gen iphone but the stupid thing doesn't work for the Iphone 3G...it gives me some crap about not being able to charge this device

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    Quote Originally Posted by odenkun View Post
    I use Griffin Powerjolt but I do agree with ebelp regarding the length of cord. I also use Griffin WindowSeat and the shorter cord makes it difficult to reach to the iPhone when charge is needed.
    This one is pretty long I found. real cheap 2!

    inspiretech.com: Apple iPhone 3G Car Charger, iPhone 3G Car Charger

    Never heard of them but i stumbled onto the site. Must be new.

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    I use the PowerJolt SE, no USB jack, just a coiled cord. One piece design works great for me.

    $20 here: Griffin PowerJolt SE Car Charger for iPod or iPhone - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    Powerjolt SE so far so good and I like the status light red for charge amber
    for half charge and green full charge.

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