Battery Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sam8675309, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. sam8675309 macrumors newbie

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    I usually use my Macbook at home, and when I do, I use the charger with it (mac, charger, electrical wall thing). When I'm not using the Macbook, it's not plugged in to the charger. Does the time I use the macbook like this count as a charge cycle?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    from Determining Battery Cycle Count

    Apple on notebook batteries

    Apple Portable: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance

    Laptop Battery Guide
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Why do you even bother unplugging it? Your MBP doesn't have one of those early batteries that had a memory effect, you can leave it plugged in all the time if you want.
     
  4. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    wow. how many times are you going to have to post the battery guide :rolleyes:
     
  5. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Certainly not.
    It doesn't have memory effect but you need to keep the electrons moving to ensure longevity of your battery.
    Use it unplugged for a while every day (like 30 minutes solid). And I mean really use it, not just unplugging.
     
  6. spinnerlys, Nov 9, 2010
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    As often as needed, as it contains valuable information, though not a lot of people seem to care about reading it, thus the repeated questions.

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    Ah, now I get it. Hmm, better six minutes late than 42. ;)
     
  7. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    Do macbooks run at reduced performance when in battery mode? Or is there no difference?
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I read it a couple of times and refer to it still occasionally.
     
  9. aimbdd, Nov 9, 2010
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    Yeah, you do not want to constantly use it plugged in. The link is at the top of the fourm, and if you search there is a ton of topics about it. I was commenting on people not reading, not on you being nice enough to keep posting it :) Some people... haha :apple:
     
  10. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    No difference.
     
  11. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know, coming from a Toshiba, they always have "high-performance mode" and energy saver, but the tradeoff in performance is annoying. Now, I don't even have to think about it anymore. :cool:
     

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