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Message #1 - Posted 2003/09/12 - jasako

greetings,
after a bit of conflicting info about the iPod battery I thought i'd ask; is it better to keep it topped up as much as possible or let it drain completely every now and then?

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Message #2 - Posted 2003/09/13 - Robert Atkins

Previously, jasako wrote:

greetings,
after a bit of conflicting info about the iPod battery I thought i'd ask; is it better to keep it topped up as much as possible or let it drain completely every now and then?

Dan has lots of good stuff on rechargeable battery packs. For starters, try:

http://www.dansdata.com/danletters017.htm http://www.dansdata.com/gz011.htm

Cheers, Robert.

Message #3 - Posted 2003/09/13 - jasako

Previously, Robert Atkins wrote:

Dan has lots of good stuff on rechargeable battery packs. For starters, try:

thanks Robert, this seems to answer my question:

If you flatten a battery before you recharge it - some people flatten their batteries manually, and some chargers do it automatically - you greatly reduce the life of the pack.

*** A given battery pack may last for 500 full cycles, or 2000 partial ones.***

If you're fully flattening the battery by actually using it, then fair enough. But flattening it as part of the recharging process is goofy.

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