Battery maintenance

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by blueharvester, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. blueharvester macrumors regular

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    Any tips on battery maintenance for the iPod touch? I've been reading up on this and there are a number of different opinions. Some say to let fully drain then full recharge every month, others say every week.

    I usually have mine plugged into iTrip in car so this keeps it topped up so I need to know when to do a full drain/charge cycle.
     
  2. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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  3. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    It's a L-i battery, right? So according to this, you should keep it in the freezer and never use it so capacity is always at 40% :rolleyes:

    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

    But seriously, here's the money quote:

    "A lithium-ion battery provides 300-500 discharge/charge cycles. The battery prefers a partial rather than a full discharge. Frequent full discharges should be avoided when possible. Instead, charge the battery more often or use a larger battery. There is no concern of memory when applying unscheduled charges."
     
  4. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    My experience with iPods (The Touch is my 4th, I had the very first "Square" model), is that you should charge, and charge often. ABC - Always Be Charging. Seems to keep the thing going strong.
     
  5. blueharvester thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I like to hear, especially as I have mine frequently connected to iTrip.

    I assume that I can use the wall charger I used for my old iPod nano? This isn't an official Apple charger, but one of the cheaper ones that you can get on eBay.
     
  6. Hydramus macrumors member

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    Yeah, should be perfectly fine with the wall charger.
     
  7. blueharvester thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thank you.
     

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