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ibook batterie

Message #1 - Posted 2004/12/06 - Oriol

Hi everybody! I recently bought an Apple iBook, my first laptop ever. It works great and hard. I've been asking friends and reading some web sites about technical affairs, but I haven't found yet anyone to explain me what to do with the batterie when I'm using the power adapter. In order to maximize it, do I have to remove it or should I leave it there charging?

Thank you all!!

Message #2 - Posted 2004/12/06 - John Johnson

Previously, Oriol wrote:

Hi everybody! I recently bought an Apple iBook, my first laptop ever. It works great and hard. I've been asking friends and reading some web sites about technical affairs, but I haven't found yet anyone to explain me what to do with the batterie when I'm using the power adapter. In order to maximize it, do I have to remove it or should I leave it there charging?

Thank you all!!

Leave the battery in and forget about it unless you plan on storing it for a couple of months. In that case, search the archives of this group. We've discussed the properties of Li-ion batteries many times here. If you can't come up with the threads, get back to us and someone here can dig something up.

HTH

Later.
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Message #3 - Posted 2004/12/06 - Mikey

On 2004-12-06 09:30:21 -0500, Oriol said:

Hi everybody! I recently bought an Apple iBook, my first laptop ever. It works great and hard. I've been asking friends and reading some web sites about technical affairs, but I haven't found yet anyone to explain me what to do with the batterie when I'm using the power adapter. In order to maximize it, do I have to remove it or should I leave it there charging?

Thank you all!!

There are a bunch of articles on the Apple site about taking care of your batteries. Ignoring the issues of storage (who cares) and heat (it's not your friend) it's basically like this: you gotta keep those electrons movin' or they become couch potatoes. Most people stay on the charger most of the time, which is bad. Every month, or couple of weeks, drain the battery down until you get the alert about reserve power, and close all your apps and stuff. Let the thing drain until the computer shuts itself off. Then hit the power button and recharge it up. That's pretty much it. If you don't, your capacity will shrink way faster than it should. If you're like me,a nd use the machine a lot, AppleCare is a good idea. If the battery gets really teeny they'll swap it for you, free.

No sig, no neuroses

Message #4 - Posted 2004/12/07 - Mystras

<http://www.macuser.de/forum/showthread.php?t=26263> Check this thread. This is in german but the links are english pages.

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