best way to charge MBP?

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

  1. probuild521 macrumors newbie

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    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

    Gen

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    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

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

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

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