Mid-2010 MBP AC Adapter 24/7 OK?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boba7523, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. boba7523 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    I have a Mid-2010 MBP 13" and right now, i am running in clamshell mode with the AC adapter plugged in. I'd like to know if the battery will deteriorate over time if i do not remove the AC adapter after my laptop's been charged to 100%.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The battery will degrade over time regardless, because that's how batteries work.
  3. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    But i mean in the older 2009 models, they used a different kind of battery, and Apple recommended remove the AC adapter once it's fully charged to maximize the life of the battery.

    I heard 2010+ models use a different type of battery and the removal of AC adapter after fully charged is not necessary, but i wanted to double check with real MBP users.
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    If you're using it 24/7, keeping it plugged in will degrade the battery less than running it completely down every few hours. Plus, what option do you have for constant use? Keep unpugging/plugging it in every few hours? Just keep it plugged in and enjoy your Mac ;)
  5. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011

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