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Siciliano611
Sep 23, 2009, 08:44 PM
I don't do this everyday or anything but theres times where my ipod will be connected to my laptop for 12+ hours and i play the music off of the ipod through the audio system connected to my laptop. If I do this often will it kill the hell out of my battery on my new ipod classic? I dont keep the songs I loaded onto my ipod in the iTunes library because they are on an external HD i only plug in once in a while....



creon
Sep 23, 2009, 11:40 PM
I don't do this everyday or anything but theres times where my ipod will be connected to my laptop for 12+ hours and i play the music off of the ipod through the audio system connected to my laptop. If I do this often will it kill the hell out of my battery on my new ipod classic? I dont keep the songs I loaded onto my ipod in the iTunes library because they are on an external HD i only plug in once in a while....

Just make sure you cycle the battery on the iPod.

Killing the battery is done when you DON'T charge it for a long periods of time. And correct me if I am wrong, but don't the iPods have a way of not over-charging like the MacBook's? I.E.: The battery will never stay @ 100% but will be around 99%.

Seems like this is a perfectly fine thing to do if you don't keep it plugged in for days.

ziggyonice
Sep 24, 2009, 12:04 AM
The battery in your iPod (and in your laptop, for that matter) will eventually go out. The way I see it is that you use it or lose it. There's nothing wrong with just leaving it plugged in, but if anything it will help accelerate it's death.