Step 3: Attching the Components
Watch the polarity when putting in the components, especially the regulator, or it will get very hot and burn out.
*BEFORE plugging in your USB device to this charger, test the charger's output using a multimeter. Hookup the 9-volt battery and measure voltage output, it should be between 4.8-volts to 5.2 volts.
*If the black light comes on when you plug the iPod into the charger, that means the charger is working correctly, and if the black light doesn't come on after 3 seconds, remove the iPod from the charger immediately, and recheck your charger for shorting or incorrect polarity.
*If you double checked the output and still no luck, try attaching a resistor bank described in the comments below to the data lines.