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MacBok Pro Battery question

437 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2012 11:06 PM by Courcoul RSS
Quantum3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 14, 2012 8:45 AM

Hi again Folks

 

I'm wondering which is the best way to preserve the battery life of the MacBook Pro:

 

1. using it plugged to the electricity.

2. using just the batteries.

3. using the batteries till they're out of energy, then recharge them without using the MBP.

4. using the batteries till they're out of energy, then recharge them using the MBP.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Ø3

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8 GB RAM ATI 6777 1 GB DDR5
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,130 points)
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    May 14, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to Quantum3)

    Hi Q,

     

    5. Use the battery 30-60 minutes per day, then charge it all the way backup; there's no need to take it out to charge it (and you can use the MBP while charging).

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,150 points)
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    May 14, 2012 9:28 AM (in response to Quantum3)

    This sounds contradictory: you want to preserve the life of the batteries by not using said batteries! And since Li-Ion batteries age anyway, by the time you finally come around to using them, they'll be dead anyway.

     

    Enjoy the Mac. If you have a wallplug handy, use the charger. If not, use the batteries. Once every month or two "exercise" them by running them down to 8-10% charge, then charge back up. Download the free Battery Health utility from the App Store.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,505 points)
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    May 14, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to Quantum3)

    Everything you want to know or maybe also don't want to know about MBP batteries:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1446

     

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

     

    Ciao.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,150 points)
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    May 14, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)

    Yeah, those links will give you the naked truth. Almost pornographic....

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,150 points)
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    May 14, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to Quantum3)

    In lieu of these last questions, rather than rant on let me add one last link to Sir Ogelthorpe's list

     

    http://batteryuniversity.com/

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