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My iPhone 5 charges perfectly fine when plugged into the mains on the wall or my computer via USB.


However, I cannot charge it when using a USB adaptor in the car and plugging the iPhone in via the lightning cable provided - it just won't charge at all.

Also, when I try to use my Duracell portable USB Charger which worked perfectly fine when I had my iPhone 4S, it doesn't charge either - even when using the lightning USB cable that came with my iPhone.


It must be something to do with the new lightning connection.

I am flying on Saturday and want to be able to use my porable chargers to charge my iPhone while I am travelling as it is a long journey and the chances are that my phone will run out of battery without it.

Any suggestions on what I should do?! And has anyone else had the same problem?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
Solved by wegras on Oct 16, 2012 12:36 PM Solved

Yes it works totally

Have you tried a reset  hold home / sleep until Apple logo appears ,like a PC reboot

if not try a restore


which country are you in ?

Reply by wegras on Oct 16, 2012 12:01 PM Helpful

until i could get extra cables I ran my iPhone 5 in car using a twin Griffin USB output

cable plugged into either 1A or 2A and using old cable and the 30 pin adapter Perfect


I have a Duracell will  try that later


Ps iPhone needs 1A it is only the iPad needs 2A which is why the USB plugs have 2 x output


1A ,2A

Reply by wegras on Oct 16, 2012 12:25 PM Helpful


Duracell PPS2 >>>

  1. old cable attached to 30 pin adapter >>iPhone 5 >>>charge plug shows up in batterymeter + tweet


   2.  >>Lightning cable >>>iPhone 5 >>>charge plug shows up in batterymeter  +  tweet


ergo works A  OK 100% perfect


ps iPhone was 100 % charged therefore only tweet and plug sign

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