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Ipod touch charger

Message #1 - Posted 2009/02/05 - Lynn W

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

Message #2 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Jaimie Vandenbergh

On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 23:47:11 +0000, Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?

Yes, the iPhone and Touch are a bit like that. It's not obvious what makes a charger work with those two - seems pot luck.

Anything that works with them will charge any iPod though.

Cheers - Jaimie

"January 1, 2000 might well be the first day in over six years that is _not_ in September 1993..." - M Grant in afp

But unfortunately, he was later found to be wrong.

Message #3 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Andy Hewitt

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

Andy Hewitt

Message #4 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Flavio Matani

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

I have an early Apple dock which will not work with either my old iPod Touch or my iPhone...

flavio matani
guitar tuition
http://www.flaviomatani.co.uk http://fflavio.com

Message #5 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Chris Ridd

On 2009-02-06 00:39:47 +0000, Andy Hewitt said:

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

The connector's the same. What changed was that the 2G Touches and 3G iPhones need a different charging voltage than the earlier devices.

So you need to specifically look for iPhone *3G* or iPod Touch *2G* support. Old generic chargers use the wrong voltage and will not work. --
Chris

Message #6 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Gordon

On Feb 6, 12:48=A0am, flavio_Flavio Matani wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

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tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work? Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

I have an early Apple dock which will not work with either my old iPod Touch or my iPhone...

--
flavio matani
guitar tuitionhttp://www.flaviomatani.co.ukhttp://fflavio.com

The charger with a firewire port on it will not charge the latest iPods anymore. The newest model it works with as far as I know is the first generation iPod touch.

The charger with the USB port on it should work fine.

Message #7 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Lynn W

On 6/2/09 07:31, in article 6v27a4Fhl82eU1@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-06 00:39:47 +0000, Andy Hewitt said:

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

The connector's the same. What changed was that the 2G Touches and 3G iPhones need a different charging voltage than the earlier devices.

So you need to specifically look for iPhone *3G* or iPod Touch *2G* support. Old generic chargers use the wrong voltage and will not work.

I take it I won't do any damage trying my iPod charger with my iTouch? It isn't an apple one it's one I bought from Woolworths.

Message #8 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Flavio Matani

Gordon wrote:

On Feb 6, 12:48 am, flavio_Flavio Matani wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has
tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

I have an early Apple dock which will not work with either my old iPod Touch or my iPhone...

--
flavio matani
guitar tuitionhttp://www.flaviomatani.co.ukhttp://fflavio.com

The charger with a firewire port on it will not charge the latest iPods anymore. The newest model it works with as far as I know is the first generation iPod touch.

The charger with the USB port on it should work fine.

The USB connectors work fine.

This _dock_ doesn't seem to work with iPT or iPh. It works with a first gen Nano.

flavio matani
guitar tuition
http://www.flaviomatani.co.uk http://fflavio.com

Message #9 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Chris Ridd

On 2009-02-06 19:01:28 +0000, Lynn W said:

On 6/2/09 07:31, in article 6v27a4Fhl82eU1@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-06 00:39:47 +0000, Andy Hewitt said:

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

The connector's the same. What changed was that the 2G Touches and 3G iPhones need a different charging voltage than the earlier devices.

So you need to specifically look for iPhone *3G* or iPod Touch *2G* support. Old generic chargers use the wrong voltage and will not work.

I take it I won't do any damage trying my iPod charger with my iTouch? It isn't an apple one it's one I bought from Woolworths.

It just won't do anything. You could always take it back to ... oh wait :-(

I'm probably going to get one of the Apple USB chargers (£19) as it will charge our original iPod shuffles as well as (I'll double check) my Touch.

Chris

Message #10 - Posted 2009/02/06 - Andy Hewitt

Lynn W wrote:

[..]

The connector's the same. What changed was that the 2G Touches and 3G iPhones need a different charging voltage than the earlier devices.

So you need to specifically look for iPhone *3G* or iPod Touch *2G* support. Old generic chargers use the wrong voltage and will not work.

I take it I won't do any damage trying my iPod charger with my iTouch? It isn't an apple one it's one I bought from Woolworths.

No, it'll show a message saying the device isn't compatible.

Andy Hewitt

Message #11 - Posted 2009/02/07 - Lynn W

On 6/2/09 20:54, in article 6v3mcrFi3hnuU2@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-06 19:01:28 +0000, Lynn W said:

On 6/2/09 07:31, in article 6v27a4Fhl82eU1@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-06 00:39:47 +0000, Andy Hewitt said:

Lynn W wrote:

I have a charger that I use for charging my Nano will this charge my ipod Touch. The reason I am asking is that I believed it would but my son has tried his with his Touch and it doesn't work?
Lynn

It depends on what charger you have. A genuine Apple one should work, but the port was redesigned slighly on he latest generation, and some third party connectors don't work (I had to send a dock back to Amazon myself).

The connector's the same. What changed was that the 2G Touches and 3G iPhones need a different charging voltage than the earlier devices.

So you need to specifically look for iPhone *3G* or iPod Touch *2G* support. Old generic chargers use the wrong voltage and will not work.

I take it I won't do any damage trying my iPod charger with my iTouch? It isn't an apple one it's one I bought from Woolworths.

It just won't do anything. You could always take it back to ... oh wait :-(

I'm probably going to get one of the Apple USB chargers (£19) as it will charge our original iPod shuffles as well as (I'll double check) my Touch.

There are some on eBay that are quoting that they work with the new Touch. Lot cheaper at between £4 - £6 including postage. Lynn

Message #12 - Posted 2009/02/07 - Chris Ridd

On 2009-02-07 08:24:09 +0000, Lynn W said:

There are some on eBay that are quoting that they work with the new Touch. Lot cheaper at between £4 - £6 including postage. Lynn

That's obviously a lot cheaper, but will it work? You could buy 3 or 4 different ones to try and still be cheaper than Apple of course... --
Chris

Message #13 - Posted 2009/02/07 - Lynn W

On 7/2/09 10:05, in article 6v54mhFi5i22U1@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-07 08:24:09 +0000, Lynn W said:

There are some on eBay that are quoting that they work with the new Touch. Lot cheaper at between £4 - £6 including postage. Lynn

That's obviously a lot cheaper, but will it work? You could buy 3 or 4 different ones to try and still be cheaper than Apple of course...

I think I'll give it a try, I'll report back on whether it works or not :-) If it doesn't I'll send it back!
Lynn

Message #14 - Posted 2009/02/07 - Lynn W

On 7/2/09 10:05, in article 6v54mhFi5i22U1@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-07 08:24:09 +0000, Lynn W said:

There are some on eBay that are quoting that they work with the new Touch. Lot cheaper at between £4 - £6 including postage. Lynn

That's obviously a lot cheaper, but will it work? You could buy 3 or 4 different ones to try and still be cheaper than Apple of course...

Do you do all your syncing through iTunes? I think Apple somehow led me to MoileMe for the syncing of Calendar and it would make more sense to do it through iTunes.
Lynn

Message #15 - Posted 2009/02/07 - Chris Ridd

On 2009-02-07 10:11:37 +0000, Lynn W said:

On 7/2/09 10:05, in article 6v54mhFi5i22U1@mid.individual.net, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2009-02-07 08:24:09 +0000, Lynn W said:

There are some on eBay that are quoting that they work with the new Touch. Lot cheaper at between £4 - £6 including postage. Lynn

That's obviously a lot cheaper, but will it work? You could buy 3 or 4 different ones to try and still be cheaper than Apple of course...

Do you do all your syncing through iTunes? I think Apple somehow led me to MoileMe for the syncing of Calendar and it would make more sense to do it through iTunes.

Yes, mine's syncing through iTunes. But if I change something on the Touch I think it goes straight to MobileMe. (I am not 100% sure though.)

I've disabled the push notifications for calendar, which is the other half of MobileMe "syncing", but only because a) it sucks battery and b) I don't change my calendar *that* often.

Chris

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