Plugging in MBP Without having it Charge?

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

  1. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    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?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010

    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


    Aug 22, 2007
    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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