Charging iPod over Airport Express?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by crazydreaming, May 31, 2005.

  1. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

    crazydreaming

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    I read in an article in Macworld a while back that said that 4G iPods charge using the USB port in an airport express.

    So I tried plugging in my iPod shuffle and am not 100% I am getting a charge. It does appear as though it is charging (orange light blinks). It will go all night, and the light will never change, but it seems to have a charge... Just wondering if anyone else knows more than I do about this.
     
  2. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm, don't know man. Good thought though. I'll try pluggin' my 20GB in there and see what it does.
     
  3. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    There's probably not much current in a USB port that's only meant to connect to printers.
     
  4. molcas&e'sdad macrumors member

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    According to this, iPod shuffle can be charged over airport express:

    Apple Doc
     
  5. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Neat, thanks! It's too bad about the LEDs not accurately indicating charge status though. Of course the ability to charge on an express base station is nice to have.
     
  6. crazydreaming thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, the LED's aren't accurate. But the Airport Express has been the sole mathod of charging all week. No problems! I was worried at first about not always having a charger. I didn't want to spend $29 on the USB charger. One more reason the Airport Express is great! Now, why doesn't Apple advertise this little known fact?
     
  7. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    . . . probably because the LEDs aren't accurate? :)
     

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