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PowerBook - is it ok to leave external power ON?


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is it ok to leave the powerbook g4 using external ac power adapter? (with the battery in it).would doing so affects battery life, over charging.
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no....you can leave i plugged in as long as you like. It's smart enough not to overcharge
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Yeah, there is no reason why you can't leave it plugged in.

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I think he means not only plugged in, but powered on as well.

I don't think there is a problem with it. I have done it several times while downloading. Just make sure your LCD will turn off, as having it on continuously will shorten its life
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exactly, powered on even with the battery hooked as well.
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i've noticed that while I leave my 17" powerbook plugged in, the battery percentage will drop a bit.. like to 98%, then 97%.. but when I unplug it for a while and plug it back in it will charge to a 100%.

is that normal?
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That is perfectly normal. The manual says that your powerbook might not hold a 100% charge while on AC power. When the battery level drops below 95% it will charge all the way to 100%. This saves battery life, because charging is not continuously cycled on and off.
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I love this forum! I came to specifically ask this question and BAM. Already answered for me!

Oh...and only pretty girls use Macs...
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I love this forum! I came to specifically ask this question and BAM. Already answered for me!
Yep. That is pretty much how it is here, any question you have... I mean ANY and every question you could think of has been asked and answered here already. :black:
Just use the search function before you post and you are bound to find it.

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