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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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I'm quite new to macbook, i just buy my macbook 2 days back. I want to know what is the best method to protect the macbook battery
1) disconnected power cable just after fully charged
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2) continue plug the machine even though battery is fully charged (if I do this, is it overcharging the battery)

please tell me, thanks.
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I've had my 13" MacBook pro for 2 years now, it's pretty much connected all the time and I've never noticed it becoming very hot. It's warmish but not hot
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thanks for the tip, but is it good for the battery?
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It wont hurt to leave it plugged in. To help retain/extend the life of your battery, let it go down to the red level about once per month, and then do a full recharge.

Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving
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thanks in great for your tips . . .
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The new Mac Books have a pretty sophisticated battery and battery charging system. You can read about it at the link below. I think you will find some good information.

Apple - Batteries - Notebooks

The older Mac Books could also have their batteries re-calibrated. However the new ones come pre-calibrated therefore it's not necessary to do it to the new ones.

The link below talks about the re-calibration.

Apple Portables: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance

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@PatM thanks a lot
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