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4881 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2010 9:49 AM by Abhishek Shah
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2010 4:59 AM (in response to Abhishek Shah)Hi Abhishek,
I believe this is one of the features of the new Macbook Pro batteries - that they are charged intelligently.
Although it's true that Lithium Polymer batteries should not be stored in a fully charged state if they're not going to be left unused for months at a time, leaving your computer plugged in for 'long' periods of time (days) shouldn't cause you any problems.
Hope this helps
DavidMacBook Pro 2.4GHz / 15.4" antiglare screen, Mac OS X (10.6.3), -
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2010 6:00 AM (in response to Abhishek Shah)All modern (in fact... even not-so-modern) notebooks intelligently maintain the battery charge. While the new MacBook Pros have non-removable batteries... prior to that, the machines with removable batteries would run at nearly half the speed if used with the battery removed:
So even if you could remove the battery, apart from not being necessary, it would significantly impact performance.Core Duo BlackBook - SR MBP - 13.3" MB Pro - 8GB Gen 2 and 3 Nanos, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2010 10:24 AM (in response to Abhishek Shah)
Abhishek Shah wrote:
But on my old Computer I used to remove the battery and let it run. With my new Macbook Pro with non removable battery I feel that the battery life will quickly die if I do the same.
There is no problem as long as you use the battery once in a while and also keep the battery area from becoming too hot. High heat is the real enemy of the life of these batteries, not cycling habits.
I heard a rumor that the Mac had a new system that would shut off power access to the Battery when it was fully charged, allowing the battery to have a longer life.
Apple has done a number of things to try and extend battery life, but that's not one of them. All lithium-ion chargers made by any brand are required to stop charging at full charge. Overcharging a lithium-ion battery is a serious safety hazard.
If you want to make your battery last as long as possible, there are some tips at this link.Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerBook G4 15" Al, PowerBook G3 FireWire, PowerCenter Pro, PowerBook 160
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2010 9:49 AM (in response to Abhishek Shah)Thanks to All for your comments and answering my question!MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Mac OSX Server 10.5.4 MacPro