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Chapter 1 iPod Basics 15
3 Plug the power adapter into a working electrical outlet.
Note: If you have an optional iPod Dock Connector to FireWire cable, you can also
connect iPod to a FireWire port on your computer or to an iPod Power Adapter (with a
FireWire port) that’s plugged into an electrical outlet. You can only use FireWire only for
charging the battery and not for loading songs and other files onto iPod.
Understanding Battery States
When iPod is not connected to a power source, a battery icon in the top-right corner of
the iPod screen shows approximately how much charge is left.
If iPod is connected to a power source, the battery icon changes to show that the
battery is charging or fully charged.
You can disconnect and use iPod before it is fully charged.
Note: Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and might
eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use
and settings. For more information, go to www.apple.com/batteries.
WARNING: Make sure the power adapter is fully assembled before plugging it into an
AC plug adapter
(The plug on your Power Adapter may look different.)
iPod USB Power Adapter
iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable
Battery less than 20% charged
Battery about halfway charged
Battery fully charged
Battery charging (lightning bolt)
Battery fully charged (plug)