iPod Battery Charging Tips

In order to get the best use out of your ipod battery it is well advised to fully charge it (called conditioning your ipod battery) prior to first using your ipod battery.

By the way there is no way that charging your battery for a super long time will add more amps to your ipod battery. That is silly. Volts and amps are set designs from the battery manufacturer.

The iPod stops charging once the battery is full. Never run your iPod battery all the way down actually the ipod will shut down before it happens. Also don’t leave your ipod battery uncharged for days on end as you could shorten your iPod battery life.

For best ipod battery life results, try not to use computer ports to charge your iPod – there may be a charging icon displayed but might not be adding much juice to your ipod battery.

iPod's have built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion and or lithium polymer batteries. To see what they look visit BatteryShip.com.

It takes about 4 hours to fully charge an ipod battery. You can fast-charge the battery to 80 percent capacity in 1 hour (2 hours for iPod (Click Wheel)). Charging the battery may take longer if you're using iPod as it charges.

The best way to charge your iPod is to use your iPod power adapter.

There is no need to "prime" your iPod battery. Just charge it until your battery indicator reads full.

You don't need to empty (completely drain) the battery before charging it. Lithium-based batteries, do not have a memory loss, as seen in nickel-based rechargeable batteries.

Your ipod battery stops charging when it's full. Leaving it connected won't charge it any more or add more power to it. And yes you can leave it It's perfectly fine to leave it connected so it can charge overnight.

The nice thing about lithium based batteries is that you can charge them whenever it's convenient. So charge your ipod when it suits you, you won't hurt it.

Your ipod battery will maintain a charge for about 1 month without being used. After a month of non-operation you may find that the battery will not be at it full capacity. Why because even when your ipod is not in use the ipod uses a very small amount of battery power to maintain the integrity of the overall system.

Regarding your ipod battery indicator, understand that the indicator is a mere approximation of power available.

All rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and will eventually need to be replaced. iPod battery life will vary

Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. As with other rechargeable batteries, you may eventually need to replace your battery. Lithium based batteries can be charged a finite number of times, as defined by charge cycle. A charge cycle means using all of the battery's power, but that doesn't necessarily mean using it during a single charge. Here is an example of 1 charge cycle: you listen to your iPod for a few hours one day, using half its power, and then recharge it fully. If you did the same thing the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two, so you may take several days to complete a cycle. Every time you cycle your battery you will diminish the battery's capacity. Battery cycles on lithium based batteries will range from 300-500 cycles. So you will get quite abit of use out of your ipod battery before you have to buy a new one.

Until next time – Dan Hagopian, BatteryShip.com
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