What does it mean by this? For battery using.

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  1. NOS.ATX macrumors newbie

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    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

    In apple.com, it writes this:
    "For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Apple does not recommend leaving your portable plugged in all the time. "

    Does it mean "you should use your battery more", or just tell us to do "Battery Calibration"?
    :apple::confused:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It means you shouldn't run plugged in all the time. Every few days you should unplug and run on battery power for a few hours, to keep the battery exercised. The built-in batteries in the newer Mac unibody notebooks come pre-calibrated and do not require regular calibration like the removable batteries.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    it means to unplug from the wall and use the battery, if its always pluged in and 2 years from now you descide to unplug for the first time ever your battery will not have a great battery life
     
  4. NOS.ATX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The harm is different from normal cycles?

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    Thank you very much.
    Actually I am using a mid 2009 MacBook Pro and I didn't notice at all. Maybe I should take care of it for my next Mac.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes it will worse than normal use over the same time frame
     
  6. NOS.ATX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I got it. Thank you too!
     

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