iPod Touch Warm While Charging

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by blubox, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. blubox macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    A few simple questions.

    Is it normal for the iPod Touch to get warm or even hot while charging?
    Does your iPod Touch get hot while charging?

    How long does it take for your iPod to get fully charged from an empty battery?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iTouch 1.1.4 (pWN'd + JB'd): Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Pretty much every device I've ever owned gets warm while charging, including the iPod. ;)

    I'd say it usually takes about two-three hours to fully charge from a really depleted state.
  3. shinerwright macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2008
    I was running around the flight deck with my Ipod playing, happy as a sand boy when the music went off and then I felt the player burning through my shorts on to my leg and the music stopped. The Ipod was too hot to hold and got hotter for about 15 minutes and then started to cool down.

    I plugged it in to the charger and it immediately started getting hot again so switched off. I'm assuming that it's a lithium battery and it's cooked off. This post is by way of warning as it's a potential fire hazard and to see if any one else has heard of this happening. I'm thinking of the ramifications if one was packed in hold baggage in a plane for example or being used by a youngster and they got burned.

    Sounds like the battery has suffered an unfused direct short. A fully charged Li-ion can hold a decent amount of charge and, if it is all extracted at the same time. Try typing "lithium ion battery fires" into the search banner on YouTube

    I'd be grateful for any information. Obviously I'll go to Apple when I get back to UK as it's under warranty.

    After four hours, the Ipod is ticking away like a watch so I assume that there is a short and it's using the last of its battery life.


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