Charge while using?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by empezar, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. empezar macrumors regular

    empezar

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    #1
    Does it matter if I'm charging my MBP even when it has full battery and I am currently using it? I.e. using the charger instead of using the battery? My friend did this with his laptop and when he after 1-2 years tried using the laptop without the charger he got like 30-60 minutes of battery time. I don't want this to happen to my MBP.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    with older batteries keeping it full via constant charging is not good for them, but doing it once in a while doesn't hurt. I'm not sure about the new batteries. I plug in the charger even when the battery is pretty full when I'm running software update.
     
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    Just calibrate the battery every month and you should be fine.
     
  4. icedd macrumors 6502

    icedd

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    That means completely draining the battery once a month, correct?
     
  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

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    ^^ yup. mine has spent most of its 2 yrs plugged in at my desk. the battery still holds a good charge. I just have to be sure I use the battery every now and again every month...just need a little "exercise"
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    Laptops from around 2006 and after should be fine being plugged in all the time, as long as you calibrate once a month or so.
     

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