Charging iPhone while riding via USB port on Kiox

CampGareth

New Member
From memory of the early days of USB charging, your supply current depends on whether the data pins are connected and if they're connected, what they're connected to. It's possible to get a USB port to supply 100mA at most due to cabling choices and I'll bet that's what happens here. The solution to get 500mA used to be to tape over the data pins, nowadays it's better to leave the pins connected but with a specific resistance between them. If your cable is designed for the wrong connector but is jammed in anyway I'll bet there's a dodgy connection which will cause higher resistance on the data pins than you need to trigger high current output.
 
The previously mentioned Bosch cable and USB to lightning converter worked perfectly on 25 mile ride today. iPhone maintained a 100% charge level. Google maps running throughout the ride. Problem solved-at least for iPhone.
 

lerxst

Member
The previously mentioned Bosch cable and USB to lightning converter worked perfectly on 25 mile ride today. iPhone maintained a 100% charge level. Google maps running throughout the ride. Problem solved-at least for iPhone.
Mind linking the exact one for us? I think I’ll try again...
 
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I bought a Bosch Micro A – Micro B charging cable from Propel Bikes.
Available from https://propelbikes.com/product/bosch-usb-charging-cable-mirco-a-micro-b-300mm-html/
and used a HomeSpot 2-in-1 Micro USB to 8 Pin Lightning Connector Adapter to allow connection to an iPhone 10. This combination was successful in charging my iPhone. I have not tested the rate of charging while riding. I will do this soon and report back. But for now, it looks like you can charge an iPhone connected to Kiox.
The Homespot connecter is available here http://www.homespotdigital.com/home...certified-for-iphone-7-6-6s-plus-5-ipad-ipod/
and here-https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F56NVD6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

Greeley

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I bought a $7 dollar O’wodo “micro usb to IPhone” on Amazon. It hooks up to my Kiox and brought my phone up to a full charge on a recent long ride. The O’wodo is made in China and it appears that its intended market is drone-related.
 

Thomas Jaszewski

Well-Known Member
I bought a $7 dollar O’wodo “micro usb to IPhone” on Amazon. It hooks up to my Kiox and brought my phone up to a full charge on a recent long ride. The O’wodo is made in China and it appears that its intended market is drone-related.
There’s the danger. The source may overvolt the phone and a cheap cable can short the system. 5v outputs can vary widely in amperage. Years of selling dolphin style cases with cheap DC-DC devices have a history of issues. Yup, somewhat isolated, but not really unusual. If you charge android or iOS devices and buy cheap aftermarket accessories it’s wise to take a bit of caution. A decent test device is cheap. I have to much invested in iOS devices to not use due care.
 

Instapops

New Member
I found this cable that connects from the Kiox to an iPhone X with out the need for any adapter. I is a charging cable for a drone remote to an iPad so I don't think there should be any issue with over current on the cable. So far it works as I hoped. I bought the 29mm length cable

Kiox to iPhone cable