Keeping iPod on charger?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Dagless, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    I've got one of them 3rd party docks with a mains adapter, the iPod is pretty much sat in the dock constantly. Is this bad for the battery? I take it out when I walk the dog. I don't want to kill my battery :eek:

    It's a 5.5G 80gb if they're using different batteries...
     
  2. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

    rockthecasbah

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    I can't vouge for older iPods, but 4G on have used batteries with auto shut off of power to the battery once fully charged. Therefore, you have no need to worry because your battery is fully protected since it's a 5.5G, keep it there as long as you like.
     
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  4. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    You won't overcharge it because of what rockthecasbah said but...

    I think the "best practice" is to run it down once in a while, just to keep the juices flowing. It's just a bit of exercise for the battery to get used once in a while.

    I do this for my PowerBook and my iPod. Once a month (thanks iCal!) I run both completely down, then charge them back up again.
     

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