Re: on apple battery life
IIRC all the new laptops have battery life cycle counted in "number of
recharges". Some PCs have this limit set around 1000 recharges.
Usually, if your laptop is AC plugged and your battery is full you will notice
some recharge cycles (what means - your battery suffers a discharge and a
recharge). I have heard this happens in order to avoid battery memory
problems. Ok, I know I can't trust everything I hear :)
Anyway, those two things together sounds like "remove your battery if you
are going to use your laptop with AC power for a long time" to me. And it
seems to be true as I've just had to replace the battery of my ibook.
On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 09:23:41AM -0700, Mauro wrote:
| "No it is best to use power as much as possible to save battery life.
| long as the cable is plugged in the battery is not used, only
| At least this is my understanding of the principle. Modern batteries
| be recharded even when the are not empty.
| I read somewhere, my owner's manual?, that this is some what true. Yes
| newer apple lap tops are protected from what my brother calls "frying
| his pc lap top's battery" (from plugging into the wall too often). But
| I never got the feeling that this was an absolute.
| Also, about the latest batteries on apple laptops not having memory
| problems (and thus allowing you to perform incomplete cycles) is bogus.
| I've worked in the electronics buss and I'll tell you that every time a
| new battery technology comes out they tell you that it has no memory.
| (It's called lying with a straight face) With time they always fess up
| because there is always appears a battery technology bringing attention
| to the fact that the older battery is deprecated for memory problems (or
| people simply start to notice shorter battery life spans). Why else
| does my apple owner's manual say that I should do a full cycle at least
| once a month if not to conserve battery life?
| Just beware of these issues and use the laptop responsibly. And if you
| end up with a battery that has a bad life span down the road, well I
| hear that there are battery replacements that offer longer life periods
| than the apple batteries anyway.
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