First Charge and Battery Calibration

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by almostjay, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. almostjay macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just got my 13" MBA and am very happy about it. I plan to baby this thing, and I am always very conscious of battery life for all of my devices, so do any of you have any advice for how to best handle the first charge/discharge cycle?

    The machine almost fully charged out of the box. Should I run it down to zero and then fully charge it? Should I fully charge it first and then run it down?

    I appreciate any advice. Sorry if this is posted in another thread, but my quick search didn't yield anything.
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    Just use it. Charge it when you want and do not let this ruin your fun. Never run a L-Ion battery to dead as it will do nothing except shorten it's life and decrease it's capacity.
     
  3. coonsie macrumors newbie

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    The Apple support link just above your post says the opposite.
     
  4. Perdification macrumors regular

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    Just use it as you normally would and don't worry about it. But just remember to calibrate the battery as recommended by Apple. Then you should be fine. L-ions are pretty rugged, with no "memory" effect.
     
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    Purely and largely false.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    They're Lithium-polymer batteries, and Apple recommends that you run the battery to dead when you calibrate.
    Congratulations!
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
     
  7. almostjay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all for the feedback. This thing is awesome!
     

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