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Altoids Tin Can Charger Answered

Hi, ive made an Altoids tin can charger awhile back and it chargers all my devices but my iphone 5s? Its charges my iphone 5, 4, 4s, and every ipod. What circuitry do i need to allow my charger to charge my iphone 5s? Right now i have a 5v regulator and 2x 200ohm resistors off the positive lead into the positive, data -, and data + connections. Should i add capacitors on the inputs and outputs of the 5v regulator? 

The only reason i build my own chargers is because i take long trains rides and flights and i use my rc car 5000mah battery that can last me a week, i put all the circuitry in an Altoids can to hold it together.  

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

6 years ago

You need more current than your voltage regulator can provide. So get a second voltage regulator and put it in parallel with the existing one. Then it should provide enough current to charge the phone.