Can you play the iPod while charging on the AC adapter?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Koshiro, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Koshiro macrumors newbie

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    I know this may seem like a stupid question, but I'm an iPod newbie...so bear with me.

    I was curious if you can play the 5G iPod (music/videos/whatever) while using the optional AC adapter to charge it. I don't have the adapter yet and have just been using the supplied USB cable to keep my battery charged. There are times when this isn't convenient however, such as at work, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

    By the way, I'm sure this should be of interest to some of you. Back around Christmas, I bought a Sony PSP with some extra cash I had laying around. It had multiple dead/stuck pixels, so I returned it for another one. The second one had the same problem, so I returned it for a third one. The screen was perfect on the third one, but the UMD drive made some horrible grinding noises and wouldn't read any UMDs. I returned it for a fourth one. To make a long story short, I went through five (yeah, 5) PSPs, each with their own problems before getting frustrated enough to tell Walmart to just give me my money back. I bought the white 5G iPod Video and haven't looked back. I wish I would have just bought it in the first place.

    Anyway...if anyone can give me some help on the AC adapter, I would appreciate it.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My 4G plays whilst charging on the adaptor so it seems pretty safe to assume the 5G will do the same. :)
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The iPods are specifically made to work while being charged. That allows them to work with car docks, third party battery adapters and so on.
     
  4. Koshiro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast reply. I was just wondering if using the adapter was different than using the computer to charge the battery because you can't scroll through the menu, etc while it's hooked up to the computer.

    There are downtimes at work when I would like to watch some videos on it, but with such a low battery life for videos I dont want to risk running the whole battery out. I work 12-hour shifts in the ER on weekends. When we don't have any patients, such as right now, we can do whatever we want.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can play it whilst plugged into the computer but it must be ejected first from iTunes, Finder, Explorer or whatever.
     
  6. Koshiro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a bunch, I'll be picking one up soon then.
     

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