Charge iPhone with iPod cable

I was wondering if I could charge and sync my iPhone with my iPod cable, allowing me to leave one at work, and one at home. I just got the CDMA iPhone, and I have the 5th generation Video iPod 30GB. I heard that there is a difference with amps or power or something. I don't want to mess up either batteries. I heard that maybe you can charge but not sync. I have found a bunch of different answers. Thanks.

The cables themselves are the same for the iPods, iPhones & the iPad. The power adapters may be different, but all of the USB cables are essentially the same.
~Lyssa

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