Battery Usage, keeping MacBook Pro plugged in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajo, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

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    I just replaced my iMac with a 15" MacBook Pro.

    I work from home on a windows laptop and on my desk was my iMac which I used the headphone output to a seperates system amp so I could listen to my music while I work.

    I would like to do the same now but am unsure if this will be too much on the battery, or if there is a best practice for this.

    Would keeping it plugged in while it is being used shorten the battery life... should I use it unplugged until I reach a certain level and then plug it in.

    I am just wondering this as it will be using iTunes almost all day but not actually in proper use by me.

    Hope that makes sense!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Heres a battery faq that you might find useful.

    I try to run my battery down once in a while, as its plugged in for much of the time.
     
  3. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Thats a good link. Seems like it wont do it much harm then as long as I let it run down every now and again.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    My battery lasts for years doing that, so you should be ok :)
     

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