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Charging Ipod mini & Shuffle.

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Lynford, May 28, 2005.

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  1. Lynford

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    Hi, the problem I have is that we are going on holiday soon and we both want to take our MP3 players - I have an ipod Mini and my G/F has a Shuffle.
    Charging my Mini is no problem as I have the Firewire / mains adaptor. How to charge the Shuffle is the problem, which I have looked up and found 2 options, these being the battery pack or the USB / Mains adaptor.

    Rather than spend £25 on one of these, would it be possible to connect the Shuffle to my Firewire / Mains adaptor, using a USB to Firewire adaptor ?

    Is there such thing as a USB to Firewire and would it be ok to do this - ie, no power problems ? Also, if it exists, would anyone know where to get such an adaptor in the UK please ?

    Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
     
  2. Lynford

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    Anyone ?

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  3. Lynford

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    No ?
     
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    I think you'll have difficulty finding a Firewire to USB adaptor, as the two interfaces aren't compatible without interfacing circuitry - it's not just a physical connector problem.

    However, it *is* feasible to knock up an adaptor that just uses the power connections of the mini's Firewire charger, and links them directly to a USB socket for the shuffle. You could just buy a Firewire plug and USB socket from the likes of Maplin (product codes L55AZ and L51AZ respectively) and cobble them together with two-core lead. If you fancy taking up your soldering iron and doing the job yourself let me know and I'll give you links to connector pin details.
     

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