Battery? Charging?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XFacta82, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. XFacta82 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Is it bad to keep the cord plugged into my macbook after it is fully charged (green light coming on)?
  2. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Well if you don't expect, your battery cycles to skyrocket

    In a sense, yes it is okay to leave it plugged in after it finishes charging. I might even say you're supposed to leave it plugged in
  3. XFacta82 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Why I am supposed to leave it charged in? Isn't overcharging things bad?
  4. el3ctone macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2008
    it automatically stops charging and runs of the power adapter once its full, and when theres a spike in power draw it will draw some from the battery intermittently. That's also why apple recommends you keep the battery in even when you are running off wall power
  5. XFacta82 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    So I can technically keep it plugged in 24/7 and nothing would go wrong with the battery?
  6. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Yes, it's OK to leave it plugged in. You can't overcharge a Macbook battery. I kept mine plugged in and as a desktop for a year. I cycled the battery once a month. Now that I have a Mac Pro I use the Macbook as a laptop. My battery health is still 100%.

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