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How Often Do You Charge Your iPod and Mobile Blower?


Fiery Jack

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Do you have to recharge these f*cking toys more often as they get old? (Everyone's favourite Techno-Ignoramus Jack here, by the way. :clown: )

 

My iPod: about 3 years old. It's a 30GB 'Jamie Foxx' model (i.e. black one with a flat face :applause: ). If I charge the bastard it lasts about three days before I have to charge it again. :banghead: I listen to it for about 2 hours per day. So, 6 hours and the battery's down to empty. :( Is that about right? Can you get a new iPod battery so you get more life out of the f*cking toy before it runs out of gas? I suppose they cost a fortune? :relieved:

 

My mobile dog: 2.5 years old jap 'AU' thing. The last jap bird I went out with here :grin: seemed to be recharging her f*cking phone every time she wasn't using the bastard. It was either glued to her f*cking earhole or plugged in to the wall resouping. Every time she came round for a shag she'd plug in her phone to recharge right before she pulled her knickers off. I'd be banging her on the tatami mat :hubba: and I could see her phone recharging in the corner. But I only recharge mine about once a week. Then again, I hardly ever use it. I have very few friends, come to think of it. :(

 

jack :help:

 

PS. Also, is charging these f*cking toys too much/too often bad for them? I've heard folks say that you shouldn't 'over-charge' them, but is it true or just one of these urban myths, like jap birds having a sideways fanny or prostitutes having a heart of gold and whatnot. :nono:

 

 

 

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Jack,

 

iPod and iPhone use Lithium-Ion batteries which have built in controller chips to prevent overcharging.

 

Lithium ion batteries are good for 300-500 charge/discharge cycles. A "charge/discharge" cycle generally consists of an iPod extended battery charging period, and an extended discharging period. A quick charge, listening for 30 minutes, and charging again, for example, does not constitute a full "charge/discharge cycle", but could rather be considered a portion of one.

 

Also, many, many factors affect how much you get out of each charge, as well as how long the battery will last overall. The main factors include charging patterns, the routine amount of discharge (i.e., Do you use it until it dies? Use it for an hour or two and recharge?), temperature, storage, usage frequency, etc. Lithium ion batteries do not take kindly to frequent full or complete discharges. When possible, the optimal usage pattern - for any lithium ion battery - is a partial discharge, followed by recharging. A partial discharge can be anything less than a full discharge. However, an occasional full discharge is desirable (e.g., once every 30 charges) to calibrate the battery. Lithium ion batteries do not significantly degrade, or develop "memory", even if charged at irregular intervals; irregular charging is acceptable. An iPod can also safely be attached to external power for extended periods of time. (For extremely extended periods of time, such as months, the battery will essentially be the same as if it were in "storage"; lithium ion batteries do not store well for extended periods of time at full charge. However, there is no way around this under these circumstances.) When possible, always use the AC adapter (or vehicle adapter) for extended charging, not a FireWire cable attached to a computer.

 

It is generally recommended to store lithium ion batteries at about 40% charge. However, the iPod draws power even when it is off, meaning that it will soon deplete any charge that it has. If you will be storing your iPod for an extended period of time (i.e., weeks to months), it is recommended to store the unit in a cool place; charge level is unimportant, as the charge will be completely depleted after several days. The most harmful combination for storage is full charge at high temperature (i.e., in a hot car).

 

Battery's can be replaced it costs approx US$ 65 in the states and about 500 Baht at MBK in BKK

 

As for how often to charge, mine is on charge most of the time since I dock it in the car and also dock it at home so it is never more than 10 hours between charges use it as music player, surfing porn in the office and as a phone, gotta love the iPhone

 

iPOD Battery FAQ

 

 

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Jack,

 

I'm assuming that you don't have the backlight active on the ipod? That consumes a hell of alot of power, although it looks cool.

 

Another thing that reduces overall life/performance of a battery is people fail to follow the instructions and fully charge the battery before the first use. You aren't one of those impatience cunts are you? :neener:

 

ipod batteries are notorious for failing to live up their advertised performance and their have been a number of class action lawsuits filed as a result.

 

It sounds like you have a 5th generation ipod though due to the fact its black. That is when they started getting their shit together regarding the batteries, so you may just be one of the unlucky few and have a shoddy battery. Get it replaced.

 

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It is common for batteries to lose 50% of their capacity over 3 years. My mobile has gone from 10 days to 5 days between charging. My camera has gone from taking 160 pics to 70 pics between charging. :doah:

 

I agree. Three years is a very long time for a battery. Almost probably you'll need a new one.

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Is there any chance of losing what you have on the I-pod, though a damaged or completely used battery?

 

Back Ups my Friend Back Ups.

 

If you have an i-Pod / i-Phone no doubt you transfer data to it from a PC / Laptop via i-Tunes so that is your first layer of back up. Personaly I also have an external HDD set up as a mirror drive that I back up my laptop to weekly.

 

If I connect my i-Phone to my wifes lappy it effectively becomes identical to her i-Phone, contacts, call records, sms, i-tunes, photos etc ... synch it back with my lappy and it reverts back to mine.

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