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Car Charger for Apple 3G iPhone, Black

3.4 out of 5 stars 337 customer reviews

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  • Power your phone with a car charger that allows using your iPhone on the road while charging it from your vehicle's lighter jack.
  • Compact design and retractable coil cord are made for easy storage.
  • Built-in charging circuitry protects your car against back-flow current and your iPhone from excessive electrical loads.
  • Fits into any 12V accessory outlet or car lighter jack.
  • Compatible with: iPhone 3G
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Product Description

Power your phone with a car charger that allows using your iPhone on the road while charging it from your vehicle's lighter jack. Compact design and retractable coil cord are made for easy storage. Built-in charging circuitry protects your car against back-flow current and your iPhone from excessive electrical loads. Charger fits both standard and auxiliary car power outlets. Type: generic/aftermarket Black high-impact plastic. LED power indicator. Fits into any 12V accessory outlet or car lighter jack. Accessory only, device is not included. Compatible with: iPhone 3G

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B001F2Q0BU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,016 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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I tried the charger first in a rental car. It worked for a minute, and then failed to charge (or illuminate its LED light). I removed the charger, and tried to use my GPS unit with its car charger (which had earlier worked fine in this car), and found that IT wouldn't charge, either!

So I returned the car to the rental car office, figuring there was a problem with its electrical system. But when the exact same thing happened in the second car (after, again, powering my GPS' charger just fine), I realized that I was causing the problems....by my use of this cheapo iPhone charger. I'm just glad that 1. I didn't plug the charger into my own car, and 2. it didn't fry my iPhone!

This charger went straight into the garbage, and I bought my auto charger at apple store for $20. It's great, dependable, and I can use it to charge any gizmo that charges via USB (including my computer, my 3GJUICE, etc.
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This car charger did not work at all for my iPhone 3G. The red light on the charger indicated it was receiving power, but my iPhone 3G did not receive a charge. This was tested on two different iPhones in two different cars. I elected not to exchange, since it wasn't worth the return shipping and handling. It sounds like others have had success with this product, but I can not recommend it.
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It arrived within a few days, tested it on my iPhone 3G and it worked.

By the way, I found 3 tips that help extend the iPhone 3G battery life considerably, go to Settings and set the following:

1. Set Wi-Fi: Off
2. Fetch New Data: Hourly (I hook up to my work's exchange email server)
3. General > Network > Enable 3G: Off

Also, if you need speed for web browsing and other apps, then switch on either 3G or Wireless On. I use wireless for performance reasons.

I did some speed tests and found that of the 3 network options I have these were the download speeds:

1. Wireless WiFi - 6Mbits/s (connected to my private home wireless network from a cable service)
2. 3G - 1.2Mbits/s
3. EDGE - 0.18 Mbits/s - I use this for my daily phone calls - works just fine and best option to extend the battery life

Bottom line, when at home and lounging, connect to a power supply and switch on Wi-Fi, when on battery power set settings as mentioned. Enjoy your iPhone.
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I used this charger in my 2000 Nissan Maxima. After a week it blew the fuse to my front cigarette lighter, then after one use it blew the other one. I guess there is a reason it was so inexpensive.

Let the buyer beware...
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DO NOT BUY. Waste of money, the iPhone just would not charge.
Save yourself the trouble. The shipping costs more than the charger itself, now I know why. What a piece of crap.
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This charger does not work for Apple IPhone 3G as stated in the description. I plugged it in and my phone said the charger "was not compatible" with the iphone. Waste of $3 with shipping.
UPDATE: Seller refunded money and agreed to remove this item or change description for Amazon. Customer Service appreciated.Item still gets low mark.
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Car Charger for Apple 3G iPhone, Black

the charger red indicator light just flashes rapidly and will not charge the 3g iphone. tried it in 2 cars and 3 different outlets. my experience is duplicated in the reviews for this same? charger by Lux case. e-mailed PC Microstore and awaiting response. Hoping for replacement and the satisfaction of the 5star reviews I see here.
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this only works on my iPhone 1st generation only and doesn't work on mophie charger or even iPhone 3G.
poor quality charger
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