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Why is my battery not charging fully when I use Firewire?

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Why is my battery not charging fully when I use Firewire?

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Macs use 6-pin Firewire cables (PCs use 4-pin) which carry no voltage for charging, so Firewire cables will not work at all for recharging your iPod battery and can allow your iPod to run down and cause problems while restoring, loading songs or updating firmware. Earlier Firewire chargers can be safely used to charge new USB-only iPods (with a special $10 cable). Why is my battery not charging fully when I use USB? Try not to use your computer ports to charge your iPod for best results. Using USB can have problems if there are too many devices on and can affect the resulting bus voltage. You may even see the charging icon but it may not be charging the battery much at all. Some early iPod models will not charge from USB at all. Some older versions of USB before 2.0 will not charge your iPod battery and may be too slow for its other functions. Even the current USB 2.0 is limited to only 700 milliamps (0.7 amp) and iPods prefer to use one full amp for charging and then some to spin the

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