Advise for battery care

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by colours, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. colours macrumors newbie

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    hey everyone. I'm rather new to the mac world and this forum as i just got my first macbook couple of months ago and I'm very happy with my purchase. But I'm wondering if leaving the battery on while its already charged 100% going to greatly affect the battery life or performace in anyway. I've read somewhere that apple has designed it in a way so that the battery should be left inside while in use and there's no harm leaving it in the macbook. As I know that macbooks uses standard Li-ion batteries, some of my friends advise me to remove the battery when using it for a long period time.

    Wikipedia:"When using a notebook computer running from fixed line power over extended periods, the battery should be removed,[35] and stored in a cool place so that it is not affected by the heat produced by the computer."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium_ion_battery#Guidelines_for_prolonging_Li-ion_battery_life

    "Consider removing the battery from a laptop when running on fixed power. (Some laptop manufacturers are concerned about dust and moisture accumulating inside the battery casing.)" -

    from: http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

    So what's the best way to take care of a macbook battery as I use it for school and at home?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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  3. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    One thing I like to practice is let my battery run all the way down then charge. Suppose to help the battery life.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Normally this is good advice but MacBooks, when using the MagSafe connector really need to have a battery in the machine. If you use a MacBook on mains without a battery then the processor is cut-back to 1GHz speed. Not really good news...

    Just leave the battery in the machine but let it run down regularly
     

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