Battery Charging Habit

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gwihannom, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. gwihannom macrumors member

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    I have the late unibody MacBook Pro. As stated in other threads, the battery life is not that great. Probably lasts about two-three hours.

    I use it around the house and away from power sources a lot. Since I use a lot of battery, sometimes I have to charge three times a day. I don't complain about the short battery life, charging it often doesn't bother me too much.

    But because of the short battery life, I picked up a habit (?) of charging it whenever possible. Even if the status is at 70% or something, I just plug in the power whenever I get close to the outlet.

    Is this a good habit? Or should I let the battery drain lower and charge it. Using this much batter should shorten by battery life, but I don't want to make it worse.

    How about leaving the charger plugged in overnight?

    What is the best battery charging method?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Although they say Lithium batteries don't suffer from the "memory effect," charging it whenever will eventually cause the battery to lose capacity.
     
  3. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Charging and discharging is not a very good habit I'd say. Whenever possible plug the power adapter in your MBP all the time and calibrate your MBP at LEAST once a month to maximize your MBP's battery performance...
     

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