Use AC power after battery reaches 100%? (White Macbook)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by questmcoupe, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. questmcoupe macrumors member

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    Well this is my first laptop and I want to make the battery last for as long as possible so I was wondering if I should continue using AC power after the battery reaches 100% or should I unplug it?
     
  2. phalewhale macrumors 6502a

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    Dont think it matters with the lithium-ion battery. But, if you prefer, you could always unplug the battery and run solely off AC.
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You don't need to unplug at 100%. Just use the battery when you need to and keep it plugged in when you can.

    You should also Calibrate Your Battery every 2 months.
     
  4. ATimson macrumors regular

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    As long as you don't mind the processor being crippled, sure, you can. But you need to leave the battery in if you want to run the machine at full power.
     
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