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Apple USB power adapter £4.64 @ Tesco
Apple USB power adapter £4.64 @ Tesco

Apple USB power adapter £4.64 @ Tesco

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Went into my Tesco Extra and saw this on the self. Apparently was £18.99 in Oct/Nov 09 now down to £4.64. Two on the shelf. Checked online, not available. May be of interest to someone.

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Original Poster

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may i ask something really dumb......... what does it do? like what is it for?
laptop / iphone / ipod etc........ sorry to be dumb :$

oh i think i might know............ do you say........ use it in a foreign country?

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yimmie;7484940

may i ask something really dumb......... what does it do? like what is it … may i ask something really dumb......... what does it do? like what is it for?laptop / iphone / ipod etc........ sorry to be dumb :$oh i think i might know............ do you say........ use it in a foreign country?



Apple USB power adapter £4.64 @ Tesco


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Yeah smart **** still haven't answered my question(s)...
does it adapt to be used in a different country
OR
does it adapt to use different apple products?

Original Poster

yimmie;7484940

may i ask something really dumb......... what does it do? like what is it … may i ask something really dumb......... what does it do? like what is it for?laptop / iphone / ipod etc........ sorry to be dumb :$oh i think i might know............ do you say........ use it in a foreign country?



It has the UK plug, so I guess to be used in the UK; for use without a computer to charge ur ipod, iphone etc....

sofapotato;7485017

It has the UK plug, so I guess to be used in the UK; for use without a … It has the UK plug, so I guess to be used in the UK; for use without a computer to charge ur ipod, iphone etc....



thank you! I jus' thought the picture looked like a foreign plug socket :oops:

The image you posted looks like a USA fitting.

I got one of these with my Dingoo, and it looks just the same in black, also a 2 pin.

Wouldn't expect it to be a 2 pin in Tesco but I don't know.

You can get a 2 pin adapter for £1.

Original Poster

cas398;7485036

The image you posted looks like a USA fitting.I got one of these with my … The image you posted looks like a USA fitting.I got one of these with my Dingoo, and it looks just the same in black, also a 2 pin.Wouldn't expect it to be a 2 pin in Tesco but I don't know.You can get a 2 pin adapter for £1.



No it comes with the three pin UK plug. The pic is the only one I could find to link to.

These things have a usb socket, into which you can plug a usb cable to charge up whatever.

The good bit is on the other side.
It will take UK /US/wherever/whatever mains supply. 110/240v 50/60hz. Just connect it, no switches to set.

What makes THAT useful is that the plug fitting is interchangeable. While looking (and feeling) as though it is permanently attached.
Or you can plug in a standard cable with a small 'figure-8' fitting.
Or a rather expensive Apple cable that makes it look as though its permanently and neatly attached.
Using it on a cable means you don't HAVE to grovel around at ankle level.

Its just a mains to usb charger.
But a nice one.
Worth a fiver.

Very cheap considering its the genuine Apple article, but non-OEM alternatives are even cheaper.

This is the old model, hence why its reduced, but still a complete bargain!

I might be wrong, but Apple brought out the newer, more compact adapter along with the iPhone 3GS, as this older model does not provide it with enough power to charge it properly. It should work with all other iPods and iPhones, though.

This is what the above adapter looks like:
http://www.gadgets.in/images/listings/product/large/mp3/apple/Apple_iPod_USB_Power_Adapter.jpg

And this is the newer adapter:

http://elcell.co.uk/ebayimages/itemimages/Phone/cable/IPH3G-M-GEN-UK_1.jpg

J400uk;7488152

Very cheap considering its the genuine Apple article, but non-OEM … Very cheap considering its the genuine Apple article, but non-OEM alternatives are even cheaper.



yeah but some of those wont work with the latest generations of ipod. You will probably be very lucky for finding this, but I will still have a look tomorrow

thearbiter65;7488574

yeah but some of those wont work with the latest generations of ipod. You … yeah but some of those wont work with the latest generations of ipod. You will probably be very lucky for finding this, but I will still have a look tomorrow



I'd happily pay the extra for the Apple branded charger, my post was simply to make people aware that there are other non-Apple cheaper options available.

you can get non-official usb chargers for 99p delivered from hong kong. No point buying for the apple logo.

spraint;7488573

I might be wrong, but Apple brought out the newer, more compact adapter … I might be wrong, but Apple brought out the newer, more compact adapter along with the iPhone 3GS, as this older model does not provide it with enough power to charge it properly. It should work with all other iPods and iPhones, though.This is what the above adapter looks like:And this is the newer adapter:


Not true..both power adapters have enough power, the 3GS doesn't require that much to charge it. The new model is just much smaller

Adamo;7489075

Not true..both power adapters have enough power, the 3GS doesn't require … Not true..both power adapters have enough power, the 3GS doesn't require that much to charge it. The new model is just much smaller



its the old firewire chargers that dont have enough power, if its usb it should be fine.

kckoopa;7489266

its the old firewire chargers that dont have enough power, if its usb it … its the old firewire chargers that dont have enough power, if its usb it should be fine.



Thats definitely true. I tried using my old ipod charger from my 20gb 4th gen ipod and nothing happened

kckoopa;7489266

its the old firewire chargers that dont have enough power, if its usb it … its the old firewire chargers that dont have enough power, if its usb it should be fine.


How is that a suprise? They haven't made those chargers for years and this FireWire part hasn't existed in iPods for years either.

Been to two different Tescos in Glasgow and none of them have this on offer (even scanned it) - showing up as £20'ish

I beg to differ with comments that there's no point in buying apple branded chargers...
My macbook charger broke after 2 years so I replaced it with a non-branded one for a tenth of the price of a branded one which lasted all of 6 weeks!
bad times!

Need to check instore tomorrow

Does it come with the USB/Charge lead or is it just the adapter?

Look's like the old one but still a cheap price, would prefer to buy this apple original than a third party.
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