When my ipod touch is connected to the stereo, does the battery charge?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Drdoc, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Drdoc macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2009
    I want to use my ipod touch to provide 2 or more hours of background music at a party. If I hook it up to the stereo system, does it run off battery power or the power from the stereo? In other words, do I have to worry about the ipod touch running out of battery power before the party's over?
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    No, as long as when you plug it in it doesn't say "Charging is not supported with this accessory", and as long as you see the battery on the screen you are fine. And plus on a full charge your phone should play music on standby for hours. :)
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    How are you connecting it to the stereo? Through the dock connector or the headphone jack?
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    It depends on how you hook it up. If you're connecting it through the headphone jack, it'll run off the battery. If you connect with a dock connector with the correct voltage, it'll charge as it plays.
  5. Drdoc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2009
    Hey, thanks! I plug it in through the headphone jack. I'm not sure how to connect it with a dock connector.
  6. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Then you will be using the iPod battery as there is no way to transfer power through the headphone jack from a stereo.

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