ipod battery life affected by charging?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hui__lim, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. hui__lim macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2002
    If I were to leave the iPod in its cradle all day and only take it out when its needed, does this affect its internal battery life. Im usually the sort of person which drains the battery life down and then charge it up again. Thanks
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    i think that discharging it more completely is a better idea, not because of the long-dead battery memory effect, but because the battery is rated to a certain number of charges (before it dies)... i don't know if partial charges count, but i'm not taking any chances... only charge it when needed :)

  3. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    IIRC, LiON batteries are worse off with complete discharge cycles, so keep it charging unless you don't have access to the charger.
  4. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I've found that keeping batteries charged up as often as possible usually helps with its overall battery life...this has been especially true of my PowerBook, it seems like I almost gained a half hour in battery performance over time and I keep the power cord almost always plugged in.

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