Battery charger for shuffle

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I recently saw on The Screen Savers a thing on how to make a battery charger for a regular iPod. I was wondering how exactly I would go about making one for my shuffle.

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is there a site with instrust

is there a site with instrustions on how make the regular ipod charger? if so could you please post it? thanks.

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Yep, that's the one I saw the

Yep, that's the one I saw them show on The Screen Savers. So, any idea on how to make one work on the shuffle?

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Make one what work with the s

Make one what work with the shuffle? The first link I posted is an actual shuffle charger. The second is a FireWire one. They're not interchangeable; USB offers significantly different power output than FireWire. If you want a shuffle charger, build one like in the first link.

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Sorry, didn't see that. Thank

Sorry, didn't see that. Thanks for your help.

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On the chargers matter. Do yo

On the chargers matter. Do you think it would be easy, better, safer to build one of these but connect it straight to a dock connector? I have found a source for these atm that I can probably figure out and it would be slightly neater. I have heard of iPods being fried by badly wired Firewire ports in these but if you just checked it with a multimeter then itd be all good right?

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Something else fer yer travel kit

If you've made on of these chargers for the shuffle, and used a USB extension cable, you've got a male USB port on the other end of the cable that you didn't use. Solder a small, white LED to the male usb plug (on the 'cable' side), and you've got a mini flashlight you can power by the charger. This may sound silly, but i've been in enough situations where i've had to use my cell phone, or iPod as a flashlight when the powers gone out in a hotel.

(btw, i've got a working prototype, took me about 5 minutes to hack together)

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For the Shuffle, you just nee

For the Shuffle, you just need a 5V power supply and a USB cable. For other ipods, use a 12V power supply and a firewire cable (though finding the dock conenctor could be troublesome.)

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