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Using PC as a charger

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wilson44512, Mar 24, 2010.

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  1. wilson44512

    wilson44512 Thread Starter

    Mar 25, 2006
    does it hurt a PC if you use it all the time as a charger? i have a PC with XP on it. and its about 4 years old. i let my girlfriends daughter use it. and she ask if she can plug her ipod to it to charge. i told her i didn't think it would work. but i told her to try it. she did and it charged it. i just want to make sure it wont hurt the PC. if she does it all the time.
  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004
    It may shorten the life of your power supply unit - perhaps by as much as a week. :D My experience of charging my wife's SatNav though, proved only that it took five or six times longer than it would if charging directly on mains power.

  3. Techiewoman


    Feb 28, 2010
    I'm curious--does it charge through the USB port?
  4. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

    Oct 12, 2001
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