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Meric
Dec 8, 2010, 10:22 PM
I have started using my MBA as a main computer almost every day around 4-5 hours...

not sure keeping it on AC all the time is the best thing for the battery life...

or charging it to full....depleting it...charging again ?

or keeping it on AC all times ( when possible ) ...and calibrate every 2 months

please advise...

thanks!



waynema
Dec 8, 2010, 11:03 PM
leave it charged, and empty it at least once a month to keep the cells active. calibrate every two months is a good idea too

Hellishness
Dec 9, 2010, 03:04 AM
AC when using it, but MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG IT WHEN NOT IN USE. holding the battery at 100% when not in use will kill it in weeks. Calibrate it once a month...you should go through 4-5 cycles in a month *or up to like 10 for an upper limit.

GGJstudios
Dec 9, 2010, 03:23 AM
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

poobear
Dec 9, 2010, 04:50 AM
holding the battery at 100% when not in use will kill it in weeks.
No it don't. Stop spread FUD.