When my battery is full do i have to unplug the adapter?

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  1. thikonom macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook aluminum 13,3".
    When my battery is fully charged do i have to unplug the power adapter or keep it there?
    What is the best for my battery's life?
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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  3. peepboon macrumors 6502

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    Just keep it in... your laptop is clever enough to know its fully charged and will stop charging it.

    Do run the battery down at least once a week though, I think its good for the battery health if you run it down and charge it back up now and again...

    Someone correct me I'm wrong...
     
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  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    Weekly is excessive. Monthly or quarterly conditionings are more appropriate, but still not likely to make a substantial difference in overall battery life.
     
  6. bigandy macrumors G3

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    If you don't remove it the men flying in black helicopters and carrying sniper rifles will come and sort you out.


    In other words: it really doesn't matter that much, but I find it good to discharge regularly - once every couple of weeks is fine if you're never needing to actually use the battery.
     
  7. fuz10n macrumors member

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    according to apple, it's best to "keep the electrons moving' within it, and ideal use would be using it on the bus for an hour or so, then charging it, then using it at home unplugged for a couple hours, then charging it, etc. Definitely calibrate your battery every 1-2 months though. I hear it really does make a huge difference in the life of your battery.
     
  8. Kaldama macrumors member

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    guys sorry for the stupid question but how do u get to calibrate ur battery
     
  9. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Here you go. -GDF
     
  10. Sparky19 macrumors newbie

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    i keep it plugged in

    i let the battery drain once a month and then recharge it again
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The "keep the electrons moving" was the most retarded marketing ploy I've heard until I saw the Microsoft laptop hunters commercials.

    Electrons don't care if they're moving or if they remain attached to the Lithium atoms inside the battery. All batteries degrade, and they degrade at an accelerating rate the more you use your battery.
     
  12. fuz10n macrumors member

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    i'm not so sure about that. If you leave a battery without charge or with a full charge for a long time, it harms it. It makes sense; keep the battery going up and down, thus removing then recharging the lithium atoms with electrons.
     

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