4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2007 3:43 PM by Mr. Moon
Mr. Moon Level 1 (0 points)
I just wanna be sure. I just got it a few days ago. While I'm out of school, I'm going to be either home using my computer (plugged in) or at work, leaving my computer at home (plugged in)

is this okay for the battery? if it's plugged into the wall, it's using my house's power, not the battery's, right?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Nick A Level 4 (1,465 points)
    Yes I do it all the time. It's best to leave it plugged in if only for a week or two so that the battery doesn't get used. Alternatively you could turn the computer off instead of it being asleep, but even then there's no reason to unplug it. It won't hurt anything.

    In fact you should turn it off and not let it sleep, not for the sake of the computer but so that it uses no power and saves electricity.

    Nick
  • Mr. Moon Level 1 (0 points)
    Great news! Thanks man.
  • Michael Tirta Level 5 (7,650 points)
    In addition to Nick A,

    Apple also recommend to use your notebook battery at least once a month.

    For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Apple does not recommend leaving your portable plugged in all the time. An ideal use would be a commuter who uses her MacBook Pro on the train, then plugs it in at the office to charge. This keeps the battery juices flowing. If on the other hand, you use a desktop computer at work, and save a notebook for infrequent travel, Apple recommends charging and discharging its battery at least once per month.

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

    And also you can calibrate your battery:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284

    Good Luck.
  • Mr. Moon Level 1 (0 points)
    awesome, that makes since. thank you.