I just ran my battery down to 1%, and it's now charged back up to 10% and saying that it will be 1 hour and 49 minutes until it's completely charged. So that would mean less time to charge the battery than to deplete it. This is on a rev B (550MHz) TiBook - the others may vary, but 2 to 2.5 hours seems like a good approximation.Originally posted by sphereboy
How long does it take to charge up a drained battery? on a TiBook.
Never had to edit 200 PS files on one battery so I couldn't say... but I've had the battery last alot less than 2 hours when I've been doing DV compositing.......Originally posted by Choppaface
how long does it last during heavy use? like say you wanted to edit 200 photoshop files.....?
I leave mine powered off when I am not using it, or home. I almost always leave it plugged in when off. I also make sure that it is plugged into a good quality surge protector at home, and run off of battery power when there are severe thunderbumpers in the area. With the airport card, I can be wireless and online until the power fails.Originally posted by cb911
thanks for that tip about the battery AlphaTech. i'll have to make sure i leave it on tonight. you don't have to leave the whole TiBook turned on do you? i'm just going to put it to sleep and leave it plugged in at the wall.
i was also wondering about fully draining the battery. i read some place that you should not do that. is this true? will it shorten the battery life if you fully drain it?
Did you read the papers that came with it??? I believe that there is something in there about it. If not, then it must have been when I was going through the study material for the portables exam.Originally posted by cb911
Apple has instructions for conditioning batteries? i didn't see anything about this when i got my TiBook. i just got it on Tuesday, so i still might be able to do something to condition the battery. can anyone post a link to the full Apple battery conditioning guide?
That's exactly what my post said... a couple of posts up....Originally posted by cb911
yep, there it is in the manual. perhaps i should read the rest of the manual before i do any damage.
the manual says that you should charge it and then use it on the battery, and discharge it to the first low battery warning. does this mean that you should discharge it to the very first battery warning, or discharge it until it is completely flat or on 1%?