Should I keep charging my MacBook Pro 13" with its 60W MagSafe2 power adapter or should I drain the battery to single digits first?
- Asked by fn from Toronto
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Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
2 Answers from the Community
1: Keep your batteries at room temperature
2: Think about getting a high-capacity lithium-ion battery, rather than carrying a spare
3: Allow partial discharges and avoid full ones (usually)
Unlike NiCad batteries, lithium-ion batteries do not have a charge memory. That means deep-discharge cycles are not required. In fact, it's better for the battery to use partial-discharge cycles.
4: Avoid completely discharging lithium-ion batteries
Also, for safety reasons, do not recharge deeply discharged lithium-ion batteries if they have been stored in that condition for several months.
5: For extended storage, discharge a lithium-ion battery to about 40 percent and store it in a cool place
- Answered by Jeffrey B from Huntsville
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Hello! Apple recommends that you drain the battery till it dies, then plug it back in and let it charge back to 100%. But it is certainly your choice!
Hope this helped!
- Answered by Lane H from Fort Wayne
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