new mbp -- battery or mains ?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rknrolls, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. rknrolls macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    I am almost done with calibrating my battery for the new 17" MBP for the first time... Question is after I finish calibrating it, what is the best practice to use it everytime?

    I am not going to be carrying it around and it sits at my desk at home almost all day (when I am at work). so I always have the option of plugging it in almost all the time even when I get home as I do all my stuff on the desk anyway.

    *** What the best way to ensure the longest + healthy battery life (after 1st calibration is over):

    1. Use mains to charge it to 100%. Then use battery until it goes to like 10% and then plug it in? and soon as the charge goes back to 100% use the battery... <loop>

    == OR ==

    2. Keep using mains even if battery is 100% and rarely use the battery...

    what do you guys think??? Anyone in the same situation as me who doesnt carry their MBP around much??!

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  3. rknrolls thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    thanks, I've seen those pages before and are good to know, but they dont quite answer my question though :cool: ...
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I'm not sure you read very carefully.


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