Software: Macbook connected to Adapter but not charging

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  1. Anion, Nov 16, 2011
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    Anion macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys!

    Tried to come up with something via google and the forum's search, but didn't work out as I lack the appropriate terms :(

    I am wondering, whether there is a program for macbooks that lets you connect to a power source, so the battery is not recharged (e.g. it stays at 80%). So you can save the rest of the battery loadcycle for later and don't have to start to recharge from 80%.

    Why? I want to preserve my battery life :)

    Thanks! Anion
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    When a MacBook is connected to a power source, the battery is not drained, but it gets charged again, thus there is no need for a software to enable the power adapter to not drain the battery.

    Maybe this can help?
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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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  3. Anion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah! Sorry, I got that wrong. I meant, that I want to prevent the battery from getting charged while it's connected to a power source! :)

    So basically the software should give me the choice to decide, whether I want to charge my battery right now or later (e.g. when it is near complet drainage).
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Such software is not needed with current battery technology, and as far as I know, there is none.
     
  5. Anion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do the mid 2010 macbook pros already have battery technology which ensures that the battery life is not affected although one is not completely draining the battery's energy before recharging? Because if you measure the battery life by loadingcycles this would pretty much kill the battery way more faster...
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the Battery FAQ link that simsaladimbamba posted in the first response to this thread. That really will answer most, if not all of your battery questions, including this one.
     
  7. Anion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doh! Didnt realize there was a link in the post (appeared to me to be a part of his signature).... Thanks!! :)
     

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