Solved

Power charging: Only when depleted, or all the time?

Posted on 2013-05-19
3
321 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-20
Recently I replaced my battery and power plug for my MacbookPro, now 7 years old !  :)

Question.
Is it "wrong" to keep the power plugged in at all times?

If it is not the best thing to do, please explain why I should not keep the power running all the time.

Reason for the Question
1. By morning, the power has completely drained, and it takes a while for it to begin powering up again.
2. The power charge lasts only about 3 hours, and I have to plug in again.
So I am thinking I may as well stay plugged in at all times.
0
Comment
Question by:beavoid
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
ecarbone earned 250 total points
ID: 39178704
You're going to find conflicting reports if you try to do a google search.

Personally, whenever my laptop is on my desk, it is plugged into power.  This may or may not be the best thing to do, but I've never seen proof that this shortens the battery life.

If your battery is easily removable, you could try this:
1. remove battery
2. plug laptop into power supply
3. use laptop

Store the battery in a cool place with a partial charge. when you need the battery, insert it into the laptop and charge it.

I am not able to do this because my laptop has a non-removable battery.
And since a battery can only be charge x number of times, I just keep my laptop plugged in whenever it is on my desk.
0
 
LVL 83

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
ID: 39179399
I keep my MacBook Pro plugged in all the time.  It has a 'smart' charging circuit that lets the battery discharge a little before it starts charging it again so the old problem of 'battery memory' is not a problem.  That occurred with NiCads anyway and the MacBook Pro battery is a Lithium-Ion I believe.  Apple has a lot of info about their batteries: http://www.apple.com/batteries/
0
 

Author Comment

by:beavoid
ID: 39179887
Thank you both . . .
I feel comfortable keeping plugged in all the time now.
:)
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
LPT Port to USB Printer Windows 7 23 644
how to have excel show file name on the title bar 4 42
Altiris v7.5 and Microsoft Hyper-V Software Patching 2 61
Windows 10 home to Pro 25 73
by Nathan Brom/Bromy2004 Introduction There are numerous websites out there for any different type of program you can imagine.  Of those, you'll need to decide which ones are legitimate and aren't trying to steal your money or infect your comput…
Have you ever had a hard drive that you can't boot into, but need to change the registry? Here is the solution! This article guides you through accessing and editing a registry of a non-primary drive. To read registry information on a non-prim…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now