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Thread: 3G iPhone does not work with Gen I car chargers

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    Default 3G iPhone does not work with Gen I car chargers
    I have 3 car chargers in the 3 cars. I've tried this now with 2 of them, and the charging circuit appears to be different, not allowing charging through the FireWire pins.
    Guess I'll need to 'mod' them.
    Last edited by Clem-Clone; 07-13-2008 at 06:24 PM.

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    It also doesn't work with my Alpine headunit connecter, which really, really sucks.

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    I wonder if the dock will work. I know the phone won't fit as it has different dimensions, but thats nothing a few seconds of a dremmel sanding tool cant fix to shave some of the plastic off the dock to make the 3g fit into it.

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    my car charger works. I think its a griffin one i'm not sure. but you can plug any usb device in to it and it charges just fine. And whats with apple not giving us a dock?

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    I had to dremel the spit out of my old dock to fit the iPhone 3G. My belkin car charger also doesn't work. Any thoughts on if it can be altered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    Any thoughts on if it can be altered?
    Yes, it has to be mod'ed to charge from the USB ports, not easy however

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    mine belkin works for me just fine. Btw will apple sell docks for iPhones ver.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diem0n View Post
    mine belkin works for me just fine. Btw will apple sell docks for iPhones ver.2?
    'Cuz it uses USB charging.
    all Apple docks use USB charging too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
    I had to dremel the spit out of my old dock to fit the iPhone 3G. My belkin car charger also doesn't work. Any thoughts on if it can be altered?
    Did the dock work / and charge?

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    So far my accessories that work...
    Pioneer Auto CD Deck (did not work with 1st Gen)
    Home carger that I got at walmart called a MusicDuo has 2 usb ports on the top
    HCT Branded Ipod Dock Stereo
    Belkin car Charger
    Car Charger from MonoPrice.com
    Plantronics 220 Bluetooth
    ...
    Hopefully more to come!

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    i have a griffin and it doesn't work on my phone

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    Doesn't work with my Kenwood KCA-iP500 interface either.

    Try this, if you have a car audio setup that connects using the dock connector.

    Last edited by NSXrebel; 07-15-2008 at 04:51 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
    Doesn't work with my Kenwood KCA-iP500 interface either.

    Try this, if you have a car audio setup that connects using the dock connector.

    Thanks, but you could have at least given us a link or a model number.

    It took me a few minutes of googling to find it.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-33368-Auto-Charger-iPods/dp/B000FSQ6EG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1216168298&sr =8-1]Amazon.com: Kensington 33368 4-in-1 Auto Charger for iPods: Electronics[/ame]

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    I have a alarm/radio that my gen 1 iphone worked on....but my 3g doesnt work with it. it doesnt charge or play music.....apple is always fu&^ing up. Gps is what really pisses me off. thats the whole reason i wanted to upgrade. but it'sjust a dot on a map....no turn by turn....******

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    ahhh it doesnt work with my alpine head unit WTF apple you blow! im going back to my gen 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlcaddie View Post
    Gps is what really pisses me off. thats the whole reason i wanted to upgrade. but it'sjust a dot on a map....no turn by turn....******
    Just waiting on TomTom's app to be released
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
    Doesn't work with my Kenwood KCA-iP500 interface either.

    Try this, if you have a car audio setup that connects using the dock connector.

    Quote Originally Posted by SPARTEN II View Post
    Thanks, but you could have at least given us a link or a model number.

    It took me a few minutes of googling to find it.

    Amazon.com: Kensington 33368 4-in-1 Auto Charger for iPods: Electronics

    oh yeah, my bad, guess I missed that. It's a Kensington 4-in-1 charger with pass through dock connector.

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    Car chargers are great and all but does anyone know of a FM car dock that charges the 3G? My old DLO one worked fine with EDGE iPhone but refuses to charge my 3G

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA_Ben View Post
    Car chargers are great and all but does anyone know of a FM car dock that charges the 3G? My old DLO one worked fine with EDGE iPhone but refuses to charge my 3G
    I have a really nice one at home that worked great with the 1st gen. I'll give it a shot when I get home.

    It is in a box somewhere now that I have my new pioneer deck
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    Belkin TuneCast Auto with ClearScan for iPhone 3G Model F8Z182 $79.95

    Belkin TuneCast Auto with ClearScan for iPhone 3G, iPhone - iPhone FM Transmitters - iPhoniacs Store

    Works with the 3G, charges and broadcasts. You get the popup that says this accessory not designed....but it works great.

    cheers,

    Joe
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