Macbook pro battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jkam, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. jkam macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    I'm new to macbooks and i have a question 2 questions about batteries

    1.) So when i take the macbook out of the box, i fully charge it and then do i callibrate it (as in fully discharge it) or should i wait after a month?

    2.) To extend battery life (as in using 2-3 cycles per week), should i use my laptop running the battery and charge it when it is low like 30-50% or is it better to use it till it gets to 70% and then charge it?

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
  2. Kristalghost macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    me to

    yeah I'd love to know all the tips for extending battery life and usage to please
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I know I'm not much help, b/c I've had my MBP since Feb '09 and it's 8 months old and I try to plug in everywhere I go, so that said, I have a total of (5) cycles and have let it run down to nothing on (2) occasions to do the calibration. Keep a close eye on your battery with Coconut Battery....:eek::eek::eek:
  4. jkam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    anyone that can answer my questions??
  5. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    The calibration does not extend battery life, it only makes the estimated time/percentage more accurate
  6. picklesmand macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    also, leaving your machine plugged in all the time is a bad idea. Use the battery a few times a week.

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