Is it Damaging to leave your MacBook Plugged In?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rocknpop, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. rocknpop macrumors member

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    Another newbie question but I never understood this... can someone explain it in a bit scientific way? Will it damage my battery's life to leave the computer plugged in? or does it matter at all?

    Can I run the computer plugged in always without any adverse effects?

    I have a MacBook 13.3 2.4GHz and two chargers... the 60W and the 90W that I still cannot find where to plug :confused:

    Thanks for understanding and explaining these newbie questions...
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i run mine plugged in most of the time

    just be sure to run the batt down like once a month to maintain its health charge wise
     
  3. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    It runs off the AC when plugged in. The battery has a smart processer in it, to check stats. So don't worry about it to much, just keep it away from heat.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    mine is on the power pretty much all day every day. I rarely take it off the ac. I should but i don't
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No. If you don't use it on battery power often (like once a week or more) then be sure to calibrate it every few months or so.
     

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