Charging query

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Rivendell63, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Rivendell63 macrumors newbie

    Rivendell63

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    Hi,
    Does anybody know the official way to maintain battery performance and longevity on a Macbook 7.1 (White Uni Mid 2010) ?

    Option 1
    Run whilst plugged into the mains as often as possible

    Option 2
    Charge battery to 100% and then allow charge to deplete during normal usage. Recharge when level gets critical.

    Option 3
    Random charging / usage


    Cheers,

    Phil
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Trying to maintain your battery and/or increase it's longevity is completely pointless. Use your computer how you want to. Batteries can be replaced.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    basically what miles said. Ideal charging practices don't really help significantly. My battery is 2.5 years old with 233 cycles and has 89% capacity (it's only supposed to last 300 cycles or so), but the newer batteries last so long that it doesn't really even matter.
     
  5. Rivendell63 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rivendell63

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    Thanks

    Many thanks for the rapid responses guys..... very much appreciate the info

    :)
     

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