5th gen iPod: Is it fine if I left it connected for 30 minutes after I recharged it?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by doxavita, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 5th gen iPod. I forgot to unplug it after it finished fully charging (30 more minutes to be exact), is that fine? no issues with the battery?

    thanks!
     
  2. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I assume it will just stop recharging during the extended time.
    Can it wear down the battery over time? I never forget. Just this one time :p
     
  3. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    If it's a fifth-gen iPod, it's battery is probably weared down quite a bit already.
     
  4. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. Usually I always do a full charge/discharge cycle to calibrate the battery a bit and see if it lasts longer. Do you think it may even be good to leave it charging more sometimes? I never forget to unplug it, just this one time.
     
  5. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    It shouldn't make any difference. Are you seeing any problems or is this just precautionary? I have my iPad technically plugging in (charging via USB from my laptop) all the time and I never get any trouble. I don't track when it reaches 100%.
     
  6. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just as a precaution. I know it shouldn't really matter this time (never do it), but the battery does have a lifespan after all.
     
  7. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    There are circuits built into the charging/battery process that stop it from continuing to charge after it is totally charged. I leave my iPod classic (and before that the 3 different 5th gens that I had) plugged in all the time in a speaker dock and I've never had any problems with the batteries.
     
  8. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    It trickle charges after it fully charges. You could leave it plugged in 24/7 and it would be fine.
     
  9. Crigger540 macrumors member

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    Exactly! You cannot overcharge it.
     

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