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Help a newbie- wiring of iphone 3 plug to USB Answered

I have a Sol solar charger for an iPhone 3 that has become unusable do to battery damage.  I want to replace the batteries with one of the many Instructables here.    The Sol uses an output jack that has 6 wires and plugs directy into the iPhone 3.  My question is-can I convert this 6 wire plug to a 4 wire usb plug to then charge the iPhone from this USB port?


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7 years ago

Look up the wiring diagrams/pinouts for your standard iphone3/usb cable. I think Apple stuff senses the other lines so you have to get it right for it to work. They do sell usb charging cables really cheap on ebay though and it would leave your solar charger intact to fix. Good luck.