Ipod battery care

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Yorus, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Yorus macrumors newbie

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    Dec 27, 2003
    #1
    What's the best way to get the most life out of an ipod battery. Should I let it run down before recharging or keep it plugged in when ever possible? Or does it not matter?
    (in case it matters it's a new 20 gig ipod)
     
  2. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

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    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    #2
    i normally run it down until its almost dry but not till its completely dead

    there are people who think you should run it totally dry check out www.ipodlounge.com

    they have a whole faq
     
  3. topicolo macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    Jun 4, 2002
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    #3
    Since the ipod has a lithium ion battery, a partial battery discharge is ok, but only to around 40%. Letting a battery run dry is DEFINITELY NOT RECOMMENDED except maybe once every 30 recharges, just to reset the digital counter. It will destroy your battery over time.

    check BatteryUniversity

    For details.
     

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