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Ipod mini battery - how long?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Brooktop, Oct 26, 2005.

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  1. Brooktop

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    I have a 2nd gen Ipod mini 4Gb. I estimate that the battery lasts 10 - 12 hrs max with 50% vol and minimal hunting round the menu. I have just got an itrip and despite griffin's statements, it looks like its chewing battery!

    How long do you folks get with normal operation and how long with an itrip mini attached?
     
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    You will be lucky to get 5hrs let alone what Apple reckon, it depends on the sound level and type of earphones you use as well which can drain battery life. I have the Nano and am really shocked on the awful battery life! Full charge I get like 3-4hrs! whereas Apple say I can get 14hrs!
     
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    Yeah...I don't know anyone who has actually achieved 18 hrs! Is that with volume set to zero? :eek:

    Surprising really because my old minidisc recorder rechargeable battery would last about 7 hours....and that has moving parts to power!
     
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    I think you must have a duff one, mate. My son's nano lasts over 12 hours, even with him fiddling with menus and playing the in-built games.

    Are you sure you aren't reading the battery gauge wrong? When the gauge is low, it'll probably still give you several more hours of play. You also need to run any electronic battery gauge lithium ion device (not just a nano) right down avery now and again to force the gauge to recalibrate itself.
     
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    In ilounge battery tests they got 26 hours of playback from the 2nd Gen unit. Apple say that it will play for 18hr, do remember this is not under daily usage but achieved using the battery test.
     
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    So do you think mine might be duff if I'm getting up to 12 hours?
     
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    No 12 hours seems about right for real world usage.
     
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    I've just ready a really ggod piece on battery usage and it gives the following advice:

    Even if the meter says empty - it may still have a couple of hours left
    Use the ipod regularly (up to 18 hrs a month)
    Use a wall charger rather than the pc
    Let it drain until it stops once a month (but recharge it soon after) to keep the meter calibrated

    Thanks guys!
     

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