View Full Version : recharging my ipod???

Nov 24, 2009, 07:23 AM
I recharge my new ipod (nano 4th gen 16gb) mostly with a generic usb charger (input 110/220 VAC to output 5VDC 500mamp) It doesn't show that the battery is getting charged but it does.ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT? I noticed that the full battery doesn't last 40 hours of playing music like apple said, but much less. STILL ANYTHING WRONG? Thanks!

Nov 24, 2009, 05:35 PM
If it's charging even though the indicator doesn't show it, I would say that there's nothing wrong, though only the manufacturer of that 3rd party charger could say that for certain whether that's expected or not. I am not sure where you're getting the 40 hours of battery life. According to the 4th gen nano specs page (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP497), it's rated for up to 24 hrs of audio playback, or 4 hrs of video playback. Consider looking at http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipods.html if you still think your battery is depleting too quickly.

Nov 26, 2009, 07:45 AM
my apology, it is 24h and not 40h! Still i don't think it reach the 24h but i am just gonna measure it so i'll know for sure... Thanks for the info

Nov 26, 2009, 09:02 AM
Make sure you use apple's earphones, set the volume to 50% and keep the screen off when you test.
try connecting somebody else's ipod to the charger to see if that shows the charging sign,but i don't think it is a problem.