Battery Life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by colinet, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. colinet macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    I know that batteries have a limited life and gradually become less efficient over the years. I follow Apple's advice of running the battery completely flat every few weeks, but can anyone tell me which of the two procedures will make my battery stay healthy the longest.

    A - keep the mains adapter attached whenever possible to keep the battery at maximum charge as much as possible.


    B - only connect the charger sometimes or when the battery starts getting a bit low.

    Will one routine make the battery stay healthy longer or doesn't it make any difference? I've followed a lot of people's advice and just got a second battery for my black Macbook. Should I now swap them over on a regular basis?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Keep it connected if possible and although it's good that you're calibrating your battery, you don't need to do it quite so regularly. Once a month should suffice. :)

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