Battery Strength?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Confuzzeled23, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Hey Everyone,
    I am planning on buying my first Mac in the next few weeks. I have a simple question. I am planning on having my macbook plugged in for the majority of the time I'll be using it. Will this affect the battery at all? Will it still have the regular amount of power when I choose to unplug and use it off battery power. I know of some people who have had their laptops constantly plugged in and now the battery doesn't power the machine for long. So, I am just wondering if having the macbook plugged in most of the time will affect the health or power of the battery.
    Thanks for any replies.
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    The general rule of thumb seems to be that you should calibrate the battery (use it on battery all the way down until it powers off) about once a month if you don't run it that low otherwise.
  3. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Yes it will, but it won't be significant. Ideally, you could have your MacBook unplugged and then plug it in, so you will be constantly cycling it and having a good battery life :p

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