Will leaving 2018 MBP plugged in all the time damage it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CB98, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. CB98 macrumors 6502

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    I'm just wondering if this is okay (to leave it plugged in all the time when using an external monitor). I would assume it is, as with a Thunderbolt 3 monitor you wouldn't have a choice (as the display cable would also be providing power and charge to the Mac).
     
  2. Mezelluf macrumors newbie

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  3. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Mine is plugged in all the time.. What I do every 3 months or so is deplete the battery and then charge it back up. I am no battery expert but have been told doing this will keep the battery in better shape overall...
     
  4. maxgts macrumors regular

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    The battery doesn't like being plugged in 24/7/365. Use it on battery every once in a while and run it down a little bit.
     

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