Uncharged battery question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by morvin777, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. morvin777 macrumors newbie

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    Hi people,

    I have decided to buy a Macbook Air 13" from Bestbuy in USA, its a great deal which I can't miss. I am from the UK and I will not be receiving the Macbook until August when my friend will bring it over here for me.

    I am not an expert about batteries. I have read that you should never let your battery go completely dead and because I am ordering now, the battery will be uncharged for 2 months.

    My question is: How is that going to affect my battery life?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It is not going to affect battery life, since the computer is off the whole time and not using the battery.

    ______________________________________________________
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
    The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
    • BATTERY INFORMATION
    • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
    • AC POWER
    • CALIBRATION
    • BATTERY LIFESPAN
    • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
    • CHARGING
    • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
    • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
    • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY


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  3. damidget macrumors regular

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    Shouldn't affect the battery life.
    And, although controversial, you can let the battery go dead every once in a while

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    Beat me to it :D
     
  4. morvin777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I guess because the macbook will be unused/brand new in box...its not gonna make much difference.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The problem lies when people let a battery sit completely dead for months or years. All Macs ship with at least 50 % battery power from the factory. My MacBook was made in June and I did not get it until December in 2012 and the battery is still in great shape.
     
  6. morvin777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great to hear. Ordered the 13inch Base model from bestbuy for $811 inc tax. Can't wait to get hold of it in August!!!
     

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