Ok to leave Battery charger plugged in indefinitely after green light has gone off?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Icaras, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors 601

    Icaras

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    So I just got hold of a few of these new battery chargers from Apple and I'm just wondering if these are meant to stay plugged in the wall, even after the green light goes off. Does the light going off mean that the batteries will no longer draw power from the power outlet and that it is safe to assume power will continue to be consumed? Or is it preferred that I plug and unplug the charger only when needed to avoid any, unnecessary, extra power consumption?

    Anyone have an idea? Much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, it's fine to leave it plugged in. It stops charging when the battery is fully charged. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 601

    Icaras

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    Thanks. Great info there, but if I'm not mistaken, is that resource just specifically for Mac laptop batteries? I was speaking of the new Battery charger accessory that Apple just released.
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    I missed that. Your answer is here:

    http://www.apple.com/battery-charger/
    and here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4275
     

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