Plugging in MBP Without having it Charge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aaronhead14, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

    aaronhead14

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    Whenever I sit around my house working on my PC laptop for hours, I usually have it plugged into the wall like a lot of people do. However, I like to have my battery unplugged while I am using the laptop as it's plugged in (as long as the battery is already charged). This helps prevent the degrading of the laptop's battery. I am planning on buying a MacBook Pro, but since the battery isn't user removable, is there a way I can still accomplish this? I know the batteries in MacBook Pros are like ten bajillion times better than PCs, but I would still like to prevent the degrading of it if I can. You know, there's no point in ruining the battery, right?

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    What?

    If you don't want it to charge...don't plug it in. I don't think I understand the question...:confused:
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    I think you're not understanding how the battery works in terms of degradation. Once it reaches 100% charge it can't degrade over time by just having it plugged in because the charging has stopped. It degrades quicker over time if you don't discharge it and do a full conditioning of the battery at least once a month.
     

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