Maintaining the Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NotFound, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so I have calibrated the battery. And I'm sitting here with the MagSafe in and it says on OS X that it is running off of AC, but does this still go through the battery?

    I guess what I am saying is- is it harmful to my battery to keep the magsafe in while the battery is fully charged if I am just sitting at my desk?
     
  2. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No it isn't harmful or no I shouldn't have it plugged in?
     
  3. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    It's not harmful. It doesn't really matter. Either way.
     
  4. Nuks macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure that it bypasses the battery, just getting its energy straight from the electrical socket (like a desktop). I might be (read: probably am) wrong though.
     
  5. toontra macrumors 6502

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    I used my old iBook almost exclusively on mains power every day for 3 years. When I sold it recently it still had 93% of the battery capacity, so no problems there. BTW, I re-calibrated the battery every couple of months.
     

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