Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How to convert a USB Battery Charge Cable to AC

Many of the new battery-operated devices such as phones and MP3 players come with USB cables to charge the battery while the computer. However, wall chargers for these items are missing, damaged or undelivered. If so, you can use a USB wall charger, USB cables, adapters and because all have the same size at the end with these boots are endless.


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1. Buy a USB wall charger. These are available online through www.amazon.com and www.bixnet.com or a limited number of electronics stores like Radio Shack or Best Buy.


2. Connect the USB end of cable to the USB wall charger.


3. Connect the charger to the USB cable. Then connect it to the wall. The machine starts working the green light.


iPod Battery

1. Connect the USB cable to the iPod. Be sure to press the two ends before inserting it into the iPod. If you do not, you can damage the pins, once that happens, you will not be able to charge your iPod.


2. Mount the USB wall charger sliding the top in half, for the manual.


3. Connect the USB cable for both USB wall charger. Plug the wall charger. The costs start when the lights come back on the iPod screen and you will see the battery icon fill. You can find this anywhere iPod charger are supplied.

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USB Cable Make sure that the USB cable is properly plugged in and use the original cable that came with your player.
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