Hello, i have been a member here for a while now, but i havn't accumulated that many posts (before i became a member i was reading these forums for more than a year) - So when i went to reply in another thread that was relevant to this topic i couldnt because im a 'newbie' (thread more than 60 days old) - So i have started a new one. The question is: I just purchased a 5G 80GB Ipod Video and was wondering if there is a way to not charge the ipod when it is plugged in to the usb port? Here is why: - It damages the cells in the battery and reduces the life expectancey if you are continuously plugging and unplugging the the ipod to transfer files etc. It is reccomended, not just fot the ipod, but any battery powered items (Mobiles, Laptops PDA's etc) that you run the battery pretty much dead before you charge it again.. So is there an answer to my question or am i forced to wait until the battery is allmost dead or low? Cheers.