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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cube, Aug 8, 2010.
What is the best battery conditioner for the original Unibodies?
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
My question is not there.
What do you mean by "battery conditioner"?
Not just a charger, but one that calibrates and optimizes the battery.
Your answer is in the link I posted. Chargers don't calibrate MBP batteries. Read the link for the calibration process, as well as information on how Apple notebook batteries are designed and how they optimize themselves.
Using it and not worrying about it.
That doesn't work when the computer is plugged the whole time.
If it has a removable battery, deplete it to 40% capacity and store it in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.
If not... well... too bad. Why don't you use it off the charger sometimes? Why did you get a portable computer?
It doesn't matter if it's just sitting on your desk all the time or not, just unplug it man. You have to think about a lithium ion battery like you think about yourself. You need exercise in order to keep yourself functioning at optimum condition. Trust me on that one. For some reason, the more I use my battery, the more the health of it goes up. So I would just unplug it at least every other day and let it run down to around 50% (this keeps most, if not all, the electrons in the battery moving) and start nursing that baby back to health
I already tried calibrating it with the Mac.
And then your Mac runs at half the speed, and you are at risk of unplugging it.
Because there is no Cube replacement and Apple killed ExpressCard.
That doesn't do anything that simply using your Mac won't accomplish. If you use your portable Mac primarily plugged in at the desk, it's a very simple thing to reach up and unplug the MagSafe adapter every 2-3 days and let it run on batteries for a few hours, then plug it back in. Then simply calibrate every month or so and you'll be fine. It's really quite simple and works very well. But hey, if you want to part with $150 for nothing, knock yourself out!
I said I've already tried it with the Mac.
It's not the same equipment. The results won't be the same. How different, that is the question.