Question about MB/MBP battery cycles and AC power...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by omgwut, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2006
    I'm kind of new to notebook computers, so I was curious when I read about how the MacBook Pro's internal battery can hold like 1000 charge cycles avg. before needing to be swapped.

    I want to buy a MBP and would plan on taking it on the road with me, but that will not be frequently, so more often than not it would sit on my desk connected to AC power. My question is if you leave a MBP plugged in for long periods of time does that hurt the battery life? Like is it constantly charging and draining, or does it just not use the battery unless the magsafe is detached? Cause you can't just take these batteries out like you can with some other notebooks.. :confused:

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If you're going to keep it plugged in, it's a good idea to unplug it and use it for a bit every couple weeks, just to keep the battery's charge moving.

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