Ipod emergency battery pack

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jkelly888, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. jkelly888 macrumors regular

    jkelly888

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    i have looked around the internet and i have found instructions for making battery packs for ipods for only older ipods(4G and older) and using firewire ports. what i'm asking is if anyone can tell me how to make one for a 5G ipod using a usb port. like the 2 places the power wires would connect and how to make it the propor voltage for an ipod video. doesn't the ipod video use 5 volts or something?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    The 5G still takes power over firewire, it just doesn't sync data over it, so why reinvent the wheel?

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  3. jkelly888 thread starter macrumors regular

    jkelly888

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    the thing is, i'm kinda short on money (less than 20 bucks) so i can't afford a firewire cable for the ipod and i have the usb parts laying around my desk.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Not only is USB is 5V but it is also current limited to 500mA, so USB has a hard time powering and charging the iPod. Wait till you have the bucks and do it right. Otherwise, try this.... (at your own risk)

    http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000520028239/

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