Fully charge before using?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DDar, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. DDar macrumors 6502

    DDar

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    I know that the iPod manual says to charge for 4 hours before using it.
    I was wondering if there's a similar rule for the MBP? Should I let it charge for a few hours before using it? Or would using it and using it while connected to the chord be the same thing as it charging without use? (Like it is for game controlers)
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you dont HAVE to… but its recommended you fully charge it as soon as you turn it on as lithium batteries are stored at half their charge capacity. then calibrate it.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, richthomas is right. Charge it up completely in one hit and then discharge it completely without reattaching it to the adaptor for maximum battery life. Follow his link for calibration and do that roughly every month or two if you don't do it naturally through normal use. :)
     
  4. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but do you recommend I do or don't use it while it's charging? =(
    Does it matter? =(
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  6. DDar thread starter macrumors 6502

    DDar

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    You sure?
    So I can use it as soon as I buy it? :D
    Awsome! :D
    Also, I'll be sure to let the battery run off as soon as I'm done charging, and complete the calibration process!
    Thanks so much guys! I didn't even know there was such a thing as calibrating a laptop battery! :p
     
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