Thread: Battery Life Question
02-17-2005, 07:29 PM #1Steel02001GuestBattery Life Question
I am worried about my new powerbook (12") battery. People have told me that if you leave your notebook plugged in all the time that it will severly affect the battery and eventually the battery will have a life of like 7 minutes. What can do to make sure my battery doesn't go down the tubes?
02-17-2005, 07:35 PM #2meltbanana314Guest
Use the the battery often, thats why you have a laptop.
Then, every month or so, drain your battery down to zero until your PowerBook goes to sleep. Then, plug it in and let it charge up. Your battery will recalibrate and extend its life.
02-17-2005, 07:39 PM #3Steel02001Guest
So if I am just sitting around the house should I plug it in or use battery? Does having it plugged in a lot hurt the battery?
02-17-2005, 07:45 PM #4Steel02001Guest
To note, I mean like battery life as in the long run, not as in "my battery can go 6 hours before a charge" I want my battery to be able to go for hours a few years from now.
02-17-2005, 07:50 PM #5meltbanana314GuestOriginally Posted by Steel02001
Be sure to also dim your screen a bit and enable power-saving settings to maximize your battery life (otherwise you'll get a bit less than 3 hours or so per charge, but your mileage may vary.)
02-17-2005, 08:08 PM #6Steel02001Guest
Thanks for the help.
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