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MacBook Owners - keep it plugged in!

Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:31 pm

If you use a MacBook, try to keep it plugged in & charged.

I use my MBP in my studio all day on the battery, then plug in the charger in the evening.
I've done this for 3+ years. A few months back, I noticed a 'Service Battery' message when I click on the little battery icon.

Apparently, this is because I've gone through over 800 battery 'cycles' - ie. using the laptop on battery until low, then I charging it up.

Having read up on it, I've now bought a 2nd charger, and have it plugged in all day, the 'cycle count' has stayed static.
I've also downloaded a free App called 'CoconutBattery', this gives me more info on the state of my battery.. it's in approx 68% health.. all down to the 800+ cycles.

I've used MBP's for over 13 years, and I didn't know about the cycle count being so detrimental to the battery, so keep it plugged in people!
Of course, you can get Apple to install new batteries, but this is expensive and you'll be without your laptop for a short while.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:36 pm

This is true about all common types of rechargeable batteries. Do they not teach how batteries work in the old country?

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Post by JDC222 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:38 pm

Interesting! I downloaded the app and it tells me that my battery is "good", 83% health, it's 1137 days old, 338 load cycles.
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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
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This is true about all common types of rechargeable batteries. Do they not teach how batteries work in the old country?
I guessed that there may be a small deterioration, but not 30%+
The other thing is.. the MBP's little battery indicator has always recharged up to an indicated 100%.. which gives the impression that all is A-OK, then all of a sudden, it says 'Check Battery'. It's a little bit naughty really, and like I said, I've used MBPs for over a decade, and never knew that it could lose approx 10% per annum.
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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:47 pm

JDC222 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Interesting! I downloaded the app and it tells me that my battery is "good", 83% health, it's 1137 days old, 338 load cycles.
Good stuff.. your MBP is in good health, but I bet you didn't know it was at 83% health!
Apple should include this info, with tips when clicking on the battery indicator.. bad Apple!
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Post by Selym » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:24 pm

The built-in "System Information" app. provides a lot of battery-related information.

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Post by manitoujoe » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:17 pm

Yeah, I had to replace the battery in the one I'm typing on now for the same exact thing. Sucks.
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Post by R@cerx » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:22 pm

Batteries only have so much life. At some point the one in my MBP will need replacing, that’s to be expected IMO.

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Post by tattoo chef » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:36 pm

This is all rechargeable batteries. Of course it always charges to but all rechargeable batteries degrade over time. I did not think this was anything new.


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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:39 pm

I was only trying to impart some helpful advice. Seems it's not needed!

The 3rd law of thermodynamics is a bitch.
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Post by ericf4 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:00 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:This is true about all common types of rechargeable batteries. Do they not teach how batteries work in the old country?
It's in metric though.

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Post by JDC222 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:02 pm

ericf4 wrote:
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JP Chestnut wrote:This is true about all common types of rechargeable batteries. Do they not teach how batteries work in the old country?
It's in metric though.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:11 pm

Heuerville wrote:
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I was only trying to impart some helpful advice. Seems it's not needed!

The 3rd law of thermodynamics is a bitch.
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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:35 pm

Car Owners: Keep oil in your engine!
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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:39 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
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Car Owners: Keep oil in your engine!
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:57 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Car Owners: Keep oil in your engine!
Failure to change it results in a 70% decrease in engine life!

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Peanut butter eaters: put jelly on that shit!
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:03 pm

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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:05 pm

Right. That's it. You're all a bunch of ungrateful cunts. (Apart from Dave.. coz that pic rocks). :dance:

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:09 pm

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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:22 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
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Don't smash your nuts with a hammer while you're doing it!
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Post by JDC222 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:38 pm

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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 pm

Don't feel bad. A buddy had a latop battery lose ability to charge and he kept plugged in 100% .
Stupid computer. Wouldn't need it but there's so much porn that needs to be surfed.
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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:04 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Don't feel bad. A buddy had a latop battery lose ability to charge and he kept plugged in 100% .
Stupid computer. Wouldn't need it but there's so much porn that needs to be surfed.
Amen brother :cheers:
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