Is it bad to keep it constantly plugged in all day once charging light is green?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GadgetGeek407, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    When I am at work I tend to just leave it plugged in all day for 12 hours straight....is this bad to just constantly leave it plugged in?
     
  2. tsubikiddo macrumors regular

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    don't think so.
    the MBA has a built-in, non-user-removable battery anyway

    what are you gonna do with it even if it's bad for the battery?

    OS X is a very smart system, once the AC adapter is plugged MBA switches and get all its power supply from it

    so don't worry, let the OS handle these tiny things for you
    you just enjoy the user experience and stay productive;)
     
  3. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    No. The major thing you do need to do is to condition the battery one a month or so. Leaving it plugged in all of the time ruins the battery if you don't condition it. I'm talking about days on end- not a measly 12 hours.
     
  4. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    Ya for the past 3 or 4 months I have mine setup in the recording studio - plugged into the wall adapter 24/7 and just sleep it every night. But as mentioned - about once a month I unplug it and just let it run down over night until the battery drains and it shuts itself down. Then I plug it back in in the morning and keep it plugged in for another month.
     

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