Should I leave my MBP plugged in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joelc73, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. joelc73 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just replaced my 1.25 PB with a new 2.66 MBP (finally!). It should arrive today. I'm curious about whether or not I should leave it plugged in. I tend to use my notebook for a few hours a day and generally plug it back in after that. What's the best way to preserve battery life and charge cycles?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    You can leave your MBP plugged in, but it's always good to drain your battery once a week. Or so I'm told. :cool:
     
  3. 1ne macrumors regular

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    You can leave it plug in until the magsafe catches on fire. :eek:
     
  4. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine plugged in about 80% of the time, and I calibrate around the beginning of every month.

    Apple's recommendation.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  6. samuraix98 macrumors newbie

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    Like macandy stated, its best to drain your battery. FULLY DRAIN IT then let it stand for about a couple of hours. Then plug back in and recharge. This ends up starting a new fresh cycle instead of a starting a new life cycle for the battery with it still 30% charged.

    I usually do this once a week. when im in school i usually do this every 3 days to keep the battery fresh.

    keep in mind on how long you tend to work to then recharged the battery with a refreshed battery cycle.
     

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