Battery charging while syncing iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by luckylisp, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    It seems I'm always changing playlists and adding new songs to my iPod. Will this constant hooking it up to sync for short periods every few days effect my battery? The battery won't be run down all the way, sometimes even very little, when I end up hooking it up to sync which of course also charges the battery at the same time. So over time will this behavior shorten the battery life?
     
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    eXan

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    Definately it will. Batteries used in iPods have the limited number of recharges (do not remember the exact number though)
     
  3. Ish
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    Think that applies more to the nickel-based batteries. For the lithium-ion batteries in notebooks and iPods Apple says:

    This is the link: http://www.apple.com/batteries/
     
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    TheMonarch

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    Assuming its a newer iPod, yes it will affect the battery life as newer USB based iPods run from battery power while syncing. Even though the iPod says its charging, whats really happening is that the HDD will be consuming more power than USB can provide, so the battery kicks in. So you can expect more wear and tear on your iPod's Li-ion battery when syncing [Or any time the HDD has to run], by how much varies greatly.
     
  5. Ish
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    Ish

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    Wish I'd thought of that!
     
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    eXan

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    heh thats why I use FireWire with my iPod!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a video ipod using usb, yes. Well, I'd better change that practice then, thanks for the replies. :)
     

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