My first MBP, Charging question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Asim91, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Asim91 macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    I just bough my first ever MBP and had a few questions.

    Firstly, what is this about a charge cycle that i have seen many posts about, do i need to do this?

    And secondly if i was to leave my MBP connected to the mains when using it, will this shorten the life of the battery as it is constantly being charged or does it have some kind of cut out where the MBP will be running of the mains?

    Thanks you in advance:)
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    The standard advice seems to be...

    1. Leaving it plugged in doesn't damage the battery
    2. Running it down about once a month is advised

    I leave mine plugged in all the time
  3. Asim91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
  4. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    get istat pro, its a widget that will tell you the entire performance of your machine, processor, ram, hard drive, all of the temperatures of everything, fan speed, battery health and cycles used, and much more =D

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