MBP Battery Care?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yarngrrl, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. yarngrrl macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I am getting a MacBook Pro, and I want to be sure to take care of the battery properly from the get-go.

    Being a child of the '80s, I am used to the old "run them down to nothing, then charge them until they almost explode" or they'll lose their "memory", etc., way of rechargeables. Now, I know that new batteries don't have this, but every cell phone I have ever had that I have followed the manufacturer's recommendations on (charge frequently), has not held its charge after 18 months, so I must be doing something wrong.

    How should the battery in the MacBook Pro be charged for longest battery life and longest long term life?

  2. alljunks macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2007
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Lithium batteries don't suffer the problem Alkaline batteries have with memory. However, after every full battery cycle (fully charge to discharge, repeat), the maximum energy the battery can hold decreases. This is probably why your Cell Phone doesn't hold a battery anymore (probably a cheap batter). It will happen to your laptop and any lithium battery. The advantage is that you don't have to discharge your battery all the way before plugging it in to use it.

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