Connect iTouch to iTunes without charging

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by nickk2006, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. nickk2006 macrumors newbie

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    I know there's a way to do this by tampering with the firewire cable, but is there any other hack to do this?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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  3. nickk2006 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No it's not.
    I want to conect to iTunes to sync music, but not charge cause by charging when the battery is not fully drain you're ruining your battery.
     
  4. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

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    The effect is negligible to the life of the product. It uses a lithium-ion polymer battery and not NiCd or NiMH.
     
  5. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    Plug the cable into a USB hub, and not directly to the USB ports. It wont charge this way.
     
  6. slu macrumors 68000

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    This is not accurate. In fact the opposite is true. While you should occasionally discharge the battery completely, you are better off not doing a full discharge every time.

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

    But if you use a non-powered USB hub, this may work.
     
  7. kwk1 macrumors regular

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    For the amount of time it takes to sync the ipod, it's not going to be charging all that long anyway.
     

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