5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2008 4:18 PM by njchalupa
singhanight2 Level 1 (0 points)
I would like to use the power supply adapter that I have for my Ipod 5th generation also with my Ipod touch, toavoid to turn o nthe PC each time I have to charge the battery. Is is possible, or not? With the ipod touch, no power supply cable is delivered, but I have the old one of the Ipod classic...

Laptop Samsung, Windows Vista
  • Duddo Level 4 (1,470 points)
    Yes, it will be fine, others have reported on this forum that they already do so.

  • LeoPPP Level 1 (5 points)
    Actually, it did not work for me. I have had iPod mini, Ipod Nano for different generations and finally iTouch and itouch 2nd Gen. All AC power adapter and car chargers, firewire etc worked on any of these products except... the iTouch 2nd gen. That one can ONLY be charged through a USB connection to my PC / mac... Really annoying feature.
    If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
  • Bratan Level 1 (15 points)
    Yes, 2nd Gen iPod Touch doesn't work with other chargers (i'm not even sure if there's one out there that works), but you might have luck with AC to USB adapters (those that have female USB port on them). I believe if you plug USB cable that came with your iPod into a charger like this it will work. However this is not confirmed..
  • LeoPPP Level 1 (5 points)
    I have tried the association of USB cable (with iPod connector on the other side) and a car charger adapter that has a USB connector in it to supply the correct voltage. This is an aftermarket plug and I do not know much about the specs. But, at my greatest surprise... it does not charge!
    I have not tried a AC wall plug with USB connector yet.

    I have also tried different combinations. So here is my summary:

    * Works for charging iTouch 2nd Gen:
    - USB cable provided
    - Previous USB cables provided with iPods for PC sync
    - aftermarket USB sync cable

    * Does not work for charging iTouch 2nd Gen, but works for all other previous iPod I had:
    - IEEE (or firewire) sync cable PC to iPod
    - IEEE cable + car charger plug adapter
    - FM transmitter after market with car charger built in
    - AC original Apple iPod mini plug (using IEEE connector cable)

    I cannot say it enough... This new compatibility restriction *****. It seems like you need to have your computer on to recharge this new iTouch... not very eco friendly...
  • njchalupa Level 1 (0 points)
    I just purchased and rec'd this from ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.com/CAR-AC-WALL-CHARGER-FOR-APPLE-IPOD-TOUCH-NANO-VIDEOW0QQitemZ280272651734QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item280272651734&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C 39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    and it works perfectly. Charges quicker than when hooked up to the pc.

    Sorry - don't know how to post a link.