iPod AC/DC

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mojo2go, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. mojo2go macrumors member

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    I've been hearing/reading lots of complaints lately about iPod batteries wearing out and disgruntled owners shelling out substantial cash for a replacement battery.

    I normally use my 20G G4 iPod only with an in-car radio receiver plugged into the 12V lighter socket (not using the iPod battery directly); or at home with an Altec-Lansing mini stereo, again plugged into AC. Once in a great while I do use headphones and let the battery run down.

    Sadly, I'm not very bright with electrical issues -- so here is my question: if my battery does eventually conk out on me, isn't it true that the iPod would still work with those AC devices?
     
  2. vampirepiggy macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure that the iPod will still work with AC/DC devices. I don't think the battery ever completely dies, but instead, only lasts a very short period of time (half an hour or so). It's the same with laptop batteries, I think. The battery in my PowerBook lasts about 2 minutes, which isn't even enough to boot up, but it still runs fine when plugged in.
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    yep, it'll still run on A/C... but since you're using it plugged-in most of the time, I wouldn't worry too much about it. The iPod's battery is rated for 500 charge/discharge cycles, so if you use it when plugged in, the battery is used only to keep the iPod's memory alive... which is not a major drain. The people with battery problems are people that tend to charge/discharge their iPod daily, or at least several times a week.

    paul
     
  4. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    iPod batteries will die eventually. I'd go for the APP. I'm going to buy that right before I go out of warranty, as I like to procrastinate when it comes to spending money.
     

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