can i charge while outputting video to a tv simultaneously?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by poipu420, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. poipu420 macrumors newbie

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    hi, i was wondering if i can charge my ipod(wire connect to usb) while outputting video to my tv?

    i spoke to apple customer care and the person i spoke with said i can. however, i tried it before but the battery icon kept going lower and lower while watching videos and being plugged into my computer.
     
  2. davedecay macrumors member

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    My guess would be playing video draws power from the battery faster than the battery recharges.
     
  3. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

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  4. poipu420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how long can you watch for?

     
  5. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

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    Forever, as long as it's plugged in.
     
  6. poipu420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are you using a dock or just the wire->usb cable the ipod came with?


    thanks for replying!


     
  7. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

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    It worked with both a dock and the cable.
     

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