improving batterylifetime

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rocketeer, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Rocketeer macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2006
    hi everybody

    I got my new macbook yesterday and of course I want my battery to last some time...

    is it true that too many recharge cycles harm the battery?

    should I always use the full battery capacity and plug the recharcher only when the battery is empty or should I reload the battery even if I used the macbook only 30 minutes

    which technique is better for the battery? How and when do you recharge?

    thanks for your time
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Just use your battery however is convenient for you. Very small charge/discharge cycles near the maximum aren't great for your battery due to the possibility of overcharging, but OS X knows not to charge your battery if you plug it in when it's above approximately 93-95%.

    Just calibrate your battery every few months to give it a full stretch and to make sure it's giving good information to the OS, and you'll be fine.

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