Thread: Overcharging battery?
12-14-2003, 03:56 PM #1michaelk69GuestOvercharging battery?
Hello everyone, and thanks for all of the help you've given me so far . . . I have just bought my first Apple (G4 Powerbook) and I am still getting to grips with 'the switch' . . . and believe me, this site has really helped!
Just one other (very basic, sorry!) question though:
Is it okay to leave my Powerbook charging for long periods of time, e.g. overnight? Or is that bad for the battery?
12-14-2003, 06:46 PM #2hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by michaelk69
12-14-2003, 07:06 PM #3michaelk69GuestOriginally Posted by hokiethang
Okay, I gotchya, thanks. I don't really plan to turn mine off either, unless I am travelling or something like that.
I just wasn't sure if it is better to keep going with the charge fully/discharge fully cycle ad infinitum, or whether I should just keep it plugged in all of the time (when I am just sitting at a desk, and don't need mobility, I mean) even if that means having it plugged in for 8+ hours.
12-15-2003, 03:12 AM #4StarMantaGuest
i have kept mine plugged in overnight for months (and generally the entire weekend as well), and the last time i ran it from full charge to auto shut-off, it went roughly 3 hours. I think it's fine.
12-15-2003, 07:09 AM #5
Overcharging batteries used to be a problem on Cell phones, but with new cell phones, it stops charging when it becomes full, so it's no longer a problem.
Anyways, I'm getting to the fact that Laptops have probably had the technology to not charge anymore after it's full.
12-15-2003, 07:40 AM #6michaelk69Guest
Okay, thanks so much again . . . I know that these are really very basic (and possibly stupid) questions, but I am so in love with my Powerbook (already, after three days?!) that I don't want to do anything to mess it up!
Thanks very much for all your help.
12-15-2003, 05:17 PM #7hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by michaelk69
12-17-2003, 06:59 PM #8fej1Guest
The performance of lithium-ion batteries is unaffected by how long the charger is plugged in.
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