Optimizing battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ckesten, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. ckesten macrumors regular

    ckesten

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    hey guys... i just got my aluminum macbook yesterday. I remember seeing a thread on how to optimize the battery. Something about draining it a few times or something.

    i cant find the thread..been looking for a while... can anyone point me in the right direction?

    thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could do the steps in this every month or two: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490 .

    It seems to be working okay for most to drain the battery completely and recharge it once in a while.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  4. iLloyd macrumors newbie

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    re Optimizing batteries

    The MacRumors site has its own wiki on the subject:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Laptop_Battery_Guide

    ...and the Battery University site has some good info:
    http://batteryuni************/

    not sure why the url doesn't take but it's: batteryuniversity dot com
     
  5. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    To make it easy for you, I've found that the best way to maximize your battery is the following.

    1. Fully charge the battery.
    2. Once fully charged let it sit for 2 hours.
    3. Use it until reserve battery kicks in. Plug it in to charge now or keep using it until it goes to sleep.
    4. Repeat cycle.

    I've been doing this now and my battery health has been solid. I've found that its not good for my batteries to charge once there at 50% or 70% anything like that.
     

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