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Ipod Battery Indicator

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by adrian3221, Mar 31, 2005.

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    Is it just me or is the battery indicator on the Ipod rubbish!! Have just bought a 6Gb Mini Ipod and even though the indicator is registering zero, I've still managed to get a further 3 hours play out of it!!!
     
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    Yep, it even says so on the Apple website!
     
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    Really!? What does the website say???
     
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    It's the same on my 40Gb 3G iPod !
     
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    I don't know if there is a specific issue with Apple's battery indicator but maybe the following text, quoted from one the below links, can shed some light on the matter.

    "Although lithium-ion is memory-free in terms of performance deterioration, batteries with fuel gauges exhibit what engineers refer to as "digital memory". Here is the reason: Short discharges with subsequent recharges do not provide the periodic calibration needed to synchronize the fuel gauge with the battery's state-of-charge. A deliberate full discharge and recharge every 30 charges corrects this problem. Letting the battery run down to the cut-off point in the equipment will do this. If ignored, the fuel gauge will become increasingly less accurate."

    Interesting read:

    How to prolong lithium-based batteries
    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

    Charging lithium-ion batteries
    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-12.htm
     
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    if you want a slightly better guauge download ephpod. It'll give you a numerical value on your battery life. It's easier to memorise when it actually packs up rather than visualising a chunk
     
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    Just do a seatch on the apple support site for battery indicator
     

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