How / When charging the Ipad 2 battery

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RICARDOVASCO, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. RICARDOVASCO macrumors regular

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    Hi all. I'd like to know the right way to charge the Ipad 2 battery. Does it have cycles as Macbook laptops? I mean, once I unplug the A/C power cord it counts like 1 cycle? Do I need to use the Ipad until sleep and then recharge or better charging it in 15% ..10%... Once the Ipad 2 get 100% full charged , do I need to leave it with a/c cord plugged?
    How is the best way to use it and get a battery working for a long time.

    Regards
    Ricardo
     
  2. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    Good question. I'd be curious to hear the answer as well. Many of these battery programs for the phone and touch recommend doing full discharge battery cycles/charges. If one assumes batteries are batteries, regardless of the device, I guess it makes sense to regularly discharge your device completely, then recharge.
     
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  4. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    MacBook batteries don't work that way anymore. Unplugging does not mean you used a cycle. If it's fully charged and you used it to 50% today, then charge it overnight back to 100%, then use it to 50% again, that's one cycle. Just make sure that once per month you charge it fully, then completely discharge it by letting it run until the unit turns off.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
     

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