Best way to preserve battery capacity

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MikeyTree, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    Batteries naturally lose some capacity over time, but I have no idea what I can do to preserve as much battery capacity as possible, aside from periodically recalibrating the battery. Is it best to always have it plugged in and full? Will running it off of battery shorten the life? Does it shorten battery life if I run my MBP on battery for a few minutes and then recharge, or should I always aim to run the battery to empty before recharging?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
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  3. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    While there may be technical asterisks to this statement that some people will quibble about, in the real world all you need to know is that to preserve battery capacity you should keep it plugged in as often as possible.

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