13" MBP Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by impulse462, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    Hi all,

    I just bought a new unibody 13" macbook pro.

    Right after reinstalling 10.6 I drained the battery all the way and then charged it all the way back to 100% and now its still on ac power.

    What is the best way to conserve my battery life? I take it to classes and discharge it there and recharge it at home. Is that really the best thing I can do?

    I know leaving it plugged in too much is bad, but if i keep charging/discharging it is that bad too? (charge cycles)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2009
    Apple on line support has hints about battery preservation.
    In any case, a laptop is supposed to be used as charging-discharging unit.
    Draining battery is inevitable. As far as I understand, it's quite important to keep the battery calibrated, maybe once each month.

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