stoopid question (leaving mbp plugged in for backup)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by X district X, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. X district X macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2007
    as i am in the middle of backing up to time capsule for the first time i have had to leave my new mbp plugged in for a day now is this good for the battery?
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    It's not gonna do it any harm,alot people use there MBP as desktops me included so no
  3. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    once your battery is fully charged, it will stop charging.
    so it's ok.
    but you need to use your MBP on battery at least twice a month and let it drain empty
  4. harrisone23 macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2007
    You should have your MBP plugged in whenever it is available. When it is plugged in, the battery charges to 100% and then the power from the wall is used to run your notebook. So its not hurting the batter. Also, the battery is only under warranty until you have 250 charge cycles. To find out how many charge cycles you have, either download Istat Pro from
  5. X district X thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2007
    oh thats cool thanks for the info , I just thought it might fry the battery or something.

  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    the charger does charge once the battery reaches 100%. It just trickle charges.

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