How often are people removing the magsafe from their MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thomas Davie, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    Mine is plugged in from Saturday evenings until Thursday night when I know I'm taking it to work. Plugged in about 8 hours on a Friday, and about 24 hours at my girlfriend's from Fri-Sat. So, it gets plugged/unplugged about 3 times per week, and I cycle the battery about every 3-4 weeks. I've never removed the magsafe by pulling on the cord, but by gently removing the plug with 2 fingers. It would be easier though if the plug part of the magsafe were bigger.

    Tom
     
  2. celticpride678

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    I usually keep my MagSafe in until it is green. Then, I unplug it until about 5%. It gives me a good 6 hours with Wi-Fi on.
     
  3. xtrematrix macrumors newbie

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    Anywhere from once a day to once a week. (not a MBP, but close enough)
     
  4. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I do the same charge it until full then over time during the day when it gets to critical 10% but no lower then 5% I plug it in, most of the times I will turn it off so it charges quicker.


    What is the normal lifespan of uMB battery?
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Anywhere between 3 and 5 times a day. I take my MBP from home to work and back again.
     
  6. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Between 1 and 10 times a day, depending where I am working and what I am doing.
     
  7. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    mine goes unplugged at least 3-6 times a day. i dont fuss about trying to 'drain' the battery each time, etc.. i personally dont notice any difference in battery life readings.. maybe a LITTLe bit but ill calibrate maybe once a month if i need to

    note: MBP is meant to be plugged in and out... if you're going to constantly worry about it by keeping it plugged in, might as well have gotten a desktop
     
  8. Thomas Davie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I'm not worried about keeping it plugged in, that's just my pattern of useage. I was curious about how other people use their MB's. And yup, I do have a nice, shiny iMac :)

    thanks

    Tom
     
  9. MBP09 macrumors member

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    Plugged in until 100% then plugged out until 10%. I plug it to charge even when it's not 10% yet when i know i won't have an outlet wherever i'm going. I also plug it in when software updates require me too. But mostly plugged out until it gets 10%. When it gets to 100%, i haven't plugged it in for more than 2 hours once yet.... Is that ok?
     

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