Vacation Plugged or Unplugged?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by daggett2, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. daggett2 macrumors newbie

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    2 Qs:

    1. if going on vacation should i uplug my emac?

    2. i usually leave my macbook plugged in. does this reduce it's battery life when it's needed?

    tnx
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    1. yea
    2. if you aren't taking it with you, unplug it.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  5. daggett2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i'm surge-protectd
    i'd not seen Apple's recommendations on battery care.
    thank you for the info and input

    have a great new year
     
  6. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Given that the eMac is CRT-based, it'll probably been using a bit of phantom power (~5 watts maybe?) if it's still plugged in. There's no harm to leaving it unplugged.

    As for the MacBook, how long is your vacation? Apple recommends cycling the battery at least once per month. If you're going to leave it alone for longer than that, they recommend that you drain the battery to 50% and take it out of the MacBook.
     

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