best way to charge MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by probuild521, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. probuild521 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    So my first 15" MBP and cinema display are supposed to arrive today but I was wondering what is the best way to go about charging. If I have the macbook at my desk I could just leave it plugged in all the time does this cycle the battery or does it by pass it once the battery is fully charged? I want to make sure I'm not putting unnecessary cycles on the battery but I am not sure how apple has their charging scheme setup.
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    If you just received it; use it until the battery runs out and your computer shuts off automatically, then charge it fully. If you do leave your computer on your desk most of the time - keep draining and recharging periodically.

    I think once your battery is full and plugged in, your computer runs off of the wall charger and leaves the battery alone.
  3. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Not needed. Just discharge periodically that's all, anything else is urban legend.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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