What does it mean by this? For battery using.

NOS.ATX

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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:
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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:
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:
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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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:
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
 

NOS.ATX

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Jan 23, 2012
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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
The harm is different from normal cycles?

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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:
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.
 
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