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Old 06-27-2012, 08:02 PM
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Default Charge Clip Zip or Plus with 30-pin cable

My gym on their treadmills have apple 30-pin male connectors for apple devices. Sometimes I forget to charge my Sansa Clip Plus (and my soon to be delivered Zip). I found this 30-pin female to USB male cable:

http://www.cellphoneshop.net/f30pin....FSQbQgodlDTyEQ#

I could then easily find an adapter for the USB end of the cable to connect to the Clip. My question is will this be safe for the Clip? Or, I could just keep a small battery backup in my bag. I hate to workout without music.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:53 PM
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There appears to be a standing issue with Apple device connections versus standard USB. I would strongly suggest that you charge at home. My Clip+ gives me over 4 hours of play time at the gym.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:29 PM
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Sansaguy12...The USB plug on that cable won't fit in either Clip. Ana I think the 30pin end is designed to go into an iPod, so it would presumably be the same as the one in the gym.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:32 PM
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-JC836. Seems best not to risk using the cable.
-FreeZ5. I would get an adapter to go from the USB plug on the cable, to a male USB plug for the Sansa. The female 30-pin plug would connect to the male 30 pin connector on the treadmill. A cable with a female 30-pin connector was hard for me to find.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:32 PM
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You'll fry the clip,... And that cable is an extension cable, to dock an Apple device when in a case. I own a few of them,...
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:41 AM
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You'll fry the clip,...
Is that anything like "will it blend"
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:14 AM
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You'll fry the clip,...
Reminds me of this gem (this was talking about the e200 series):

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Haha!

You CANNOT use the iPod docks with the Sansa. I know from (stupid) personal experience.

I tried it, and all I got was sparks, smoke, nasty rubber burning smell, and an orange wheel light (ha!) . Also the screen gets all warped and you can't make out the videos nor pictures, making about 2/3's of your Sansa useless.

I'm such an idiot for trying it but hey, now everyone here knows that, or maybe y'all already did . . .
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Is that anything like "will it blend"
Blend & BBQ are different I thought,...
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Blend & BBQ are different I thought,...
But "blended" margaritas out by the Bar-B are soooo refreshing!

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:07 PM
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You'll fry the clip,... And that cable is an extension cable, to dock an Apple device when in a case. I own a few of them,...
Thanks. I'll get a small backup battery for the times when I forget to charge the Clip. I love that when I use the clip I don't have the headphone wire going to the treadmil. My wife uses an ipod at the gym, and she never has to even think about charging it. There are always tradeoffs...
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lol and so is fry
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:36 AM
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At my gym the machines have usb ports in them check around on yours maybe there is one on there somewhere
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