Confusing battery use...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Littlefields, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Littlefields macrumors newbie

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    How's it going everybody?

    So i just received my 13" mbp recently and was told by a close friend that I should take care of my battery or else suffer poor battery life in the future. After calibrating the battery, I researched a bit and came across various FAQs and guides, including Macrumor's very own guide.

    To keep a long story short, I didn't understand most of what is describes. What exactly makes a battery cycle? If I use my battery until about 60% then plug in the power adapter to charge to 100%, will that keep my battery in good shape? Should I even be worrying about this whole battery life business? :confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    My suggestion is to not worry about it. Use the computer the way you want to use it and don't worry about all of that stuff.

    On a side note, one thing you will want to do, however, is to calibrate the battery once a month. To do this, simply use your computer until the battery is completely dead. Then let the computer sit until the pulsating white light on the front goes out (It'll be a few hours). And then simply charge the computer up to 100% and you've calibrated the battery. Other than doing that once a month, use the computer as you want to and don't worry about it :)
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Don't worry about it. All calibration does it make the battery indicator more accurate. I use my MBP off the charger, and whenever I'm not using it... its on the charger!

    I do that and it seems fine :D
     
  4. Littlefields thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any harm in keeping the macbook charged at 100% for a couple of hours?
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    No, you can keep it charged at 100% for a couple weeks if you want as long as you calibrate it once a month.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    nope!
     

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