13" MBP battery conditioning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twalker294, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. twalker294 macrumors newbie

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    I got my 13" MBP for Christmas and was wondering about battery conditioning. I found a procedure on Apple's site that tells you to charge the battery to 100%, then leave it plugged in for at least 2 hours, then unplug it and let it run all the way down until it shuts off then leave it unplugged for at least 5 hours after that, then charge it back up again. It recommends doing this every few months.

    How much benefit will this give me? It's a pretty convoluted process but if I could time the 5 hour block during the night I guess it wouldn't be much of a problem. Just wondering if this is something that most Macbook owners do. I came from an iMac so this is new to me.

    Thanks
    Todd
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The process you describe is called calibration. It makes your battery readings more accurate. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
     

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