2 Questions about battery usage/calibration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marclapierre13, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

    marclapierre13

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    Hey, just wanted to know this:

    1. I read the guide about battery usage etc. But I suppose that when your computer is charged into the power, than it wont be using the battery, thus making it have less cycles right?

    2. How ofter should you recalibrate your battery? And whats the difference between calibrating and conditioning?
     
  2. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    That's mostly correct. While plugged into AC, your battery will only experience a gradual bleed of power. However, it will last quite a while, as Apple's batteries retain 80% of their max charge after 300 cycles.

    Once per month is recommended by Apple.

    Nothing.
     
  3. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marclapierre13

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    OK because I was justwondering, I leave my MBP plugged into the wall 75% of the time.
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    That's fine. I do the same thing. ;) :)
     

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