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Laptop - Batt vs Plug In

Okay ladies, all of my laptops in days of yor have been company issued and I have always had a desk top for home use - Now that I am on a laptop for personal use, what is the preferred method of "Battery vs On The Charger"?

I have been running the Batt down to 10%-20% and then plugging in to charge, and not keeping it plugged in when at the desk but rather, on the Batt - Is this the best way or is it okay to run it on AC vs DC for most of the time?

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many laptop batteries these days have a life cycle counter built in, so anytime it goes through a charging cycle it adds to the count whether its at 90% and charged to full or run down to empty and charges counts as a cycle. the companies do this so that the battery switches itself off and no longer accepts charging so that users don't experience degraded battery performance bla bla bla, but on the flip side you don't necessarily get to use the battery for its entire true lifespan, I know a few people that pull the battery when operating on AC to save cycles..

today's chemistry in the batteries doesn't require you to use full discharge/charge cycles to maintain good performance, the batteries don't develop a memory anymore

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So does it hurt the Batt if I run it on AC while at my desk and nit mobil?

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Stop worrying and go back to enjoying your Apple's amazing experience. Your battery will die eventually and there is nothing you can do about it.
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Yeah I read already that but want real world advice - Thx Bro - it gives me an idea and rule of thumb I guess

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Stop worrying and go back to enjoying your Apple's amazing experience. Your battery will die eventually and there is nothing you can do about it.
- Spot On

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The price and availability of inexpensive non-OEM batteries really makes all this a non-issue. That said, for the couple years I used a laptop as a dedicated home PC, I removed the battery. I'd say I got the expected life out of the battery, no more, no less.
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If your laptop is next to a strong flow of AC it’s not going to be as effected as if its stuffed in a corner with all the heat forced to stay on the laptop.
so.. no snuggling up to your laptop bug...it needs its space

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so.. no snuggling up to your laptop bug...it needs its space
Albino Midget Porn just looses its luster when you are not hunkered down in Bed under the covers with a Juice Box and Jalapeño String Cheese - Out in the open may just force me to find a new hobby............shit

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we charge the battery for our laptops in the truck once a month and then remove them as long as is on a/c power

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Stop worrying and go back to enjoying your Apple's amazing experience. Your battery will die eventually and there is nothing you can do about it.
+1

I've had my Macbook Pro for almost 2 years, I plug in whenever I'm by the cord (on the couch). Don't pay any attention to what % the battery is in. It only goes up to 99% indicated, but still lasts 4-6 hours on battery depending on what I'm doing.
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I had a laptop in my car on a dash mount that charged every time I started the car...that battery still has some life in it, and the car is almost 9 years old!

Brianne and I have laptops in the living room that we use all the time for the past 5 years, both powered and battery. Both have mediocre battery life. The batteries last about as long as you'd want to keep the laptops, so I wouldn't worry about it. Just use the fucker how you want, and replace the battery if it doesn't please you anymore.

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Another trick bug, be sure to "exercise" the battery by charging it at random points, not always at 10%. Do 50% 80% whatever, just mix it up!

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