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Using Streaming Stick 4k USB charger to charge iPhone?

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I bought a Streaming Stick 4k 3820R2.

First brought it up using the wall charger, which worked fine.  Then tried it on the USB power port on the TV, which worked fine -- that was nice.

Not needing the Roku USB charger for the Stick, I tried to use it with a regular USB/Lightning cable to charge my iPhone -- but nothing happens.  

Says output is 5V and 1A.  Shouldn't this work?  Is there something wrong with the charger?

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Using Streaming Stick 4k USB charger to charge iPhone?

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@JohnInWoodside

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that the charging cable that comes with Roku devices are intended for Roku devices and may not be compatible with other devices for charging.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Using Streaming Stick 4k USB charger to charge iPhone?

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Any USB charger should work with an iPhone.   But the 1 amp (5 watt) Roku charger may be lower output than iPhone charger supplied with your phone and so the charge rate may be much lower than you are used to, in some cases low enough that the phone may not indicate it is charging.

Depending on what iPhone you have, it may have been supplied with a 5 volt USB power adapter with ratings of 5 watt (1 amp), 10W/2.1A,  12W/2.4A.  

Newer Apple USB-C adapters currently are 18W and 20W.

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Re: Using Streaming Stick 4k USB charger to charge iPhone?

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I have an older iPhone, which charges fine from a 1A charger (small Apple one, or my various generic ones).

The Roku charger powers the Stick;  but with a USB/Lightning cable [that worked on my generic charger] the iPhone still does not see the charger (i.e., no "lightning bolt" showing)......

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Using Streaming Stick 4k USB charger to charge iPhone?

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@JohnInWoodside

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that the charging cable that comes with Roku devices are intended for Roku devices and may not be compatible with other devices for charging.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Community Moderator
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