batery discharge question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by saladiro, May 14, 2008.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    Hi....I have a mac book pro and I was told to discharge it about once every 3 weeks (roughly) (by discharge i mean wait until battery meger is below 10% and fully re-charge)

    1) is this necessary?

    2) now, for my iphone, is this necessary?

    why or why not for both...
     
  2. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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  3. NAG macrumors 68030

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    All batteries you should try to run out then recharge when you can instead of use a little, recharge a little. It results in longer battery life.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That is only for the older NiMH technologies. Lithium-Ion is better with shallow cycling.

    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-21.htm

     

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