Charging cables and related accessories for the iPod 5, otherwise known as the iPod Touch 5th Generation, are available from a variety of retailers, including Amazon.com, Walmart.com and multiple sellers on eBay.com. Consider customer reviews when purchased third party accessories as quality varies greatly.
A new charging connector called Lightning was introduced with iPod Touch 5th Generation and related products and replaced the older 30-pin Apple connector. Apple Lightning uses eight-pins and all digital signaling. Unlike the older connector, Lightning can be connected to an iPod either way. Adapters are available to connect older 30-pin accessories with iPod Touch 5th Generation, although there are reports that the adapters due not work with all accessories due to signal limitations.