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Why doesn't my iPhone 3G charge from my new Philips rechargeable powerpack?

Asked by klaas4 (2189points) July 31st, 2008

I’ve bought a Philips powerpack (the 30 hour version) and I plug in my iPhone 3G, but it doesn’t charge. Why? I heard it was the amount of milliamps…


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mcbealer's avatar

That thing looks awesome! How much do they cost? If the flutherite community can help make a go of this, I think I’ll have to pick one up.

klaas4's avatar

Here it was 40 euros. There is also a 60 hour version which costs 129,99 euros here.

mirza's avatar

I dont know why its not working, but can i just say that i think its overpriced. Personally, I got the Smart Backup Battery from eBay for $ 20 (with shipping). Dont know about the 30 hour thing but mine charges simultaneously with my iPhone and lets me re-charge the iPhone to upto 60 % (though for me its about 50%) battery life.

klaas4's avatar

What are the payment-methods for shipping outside the US @

mirza's avatar

@klaas4: its available at eBay too. So you could just get it from there and pay with PayPal

klaas4's avatar

Don’t have PayPal too…

mirza's avatar

PayPal lets you pay with a credit card too. So if you have one, you could try doing that. Also i dont know if Netherlands have this, but here you can also get credit card gift cards (sort of like prepaid credit card) that you can also use for online purchases.

klaas4's avatar

No. Credit. Card. Either… What a shame, huh?

I will look into those gift cards. Thanks.

anthony81212's avatar

Did you charge your Philips power pack beforehand?

A big guess: maybe the amount of voltage the power pack is giving out is too little compared to the iPhone’s own battery, causing the iPhone to take the higher-voltage [pressure] power intake

klaas4's avatar

Yeah the amount of mA was too low, so now I bought a mini battery pack from Kensington. Works great!

k_po79's avatar

same problem – solved!
Try to use an extra usb cable between charger and iphone usb cable…should work.

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