1. grunt0300's Avatar
    I have a 17" 2010 MacBook Pro, with a Lithium-Polymer battery.
    05-21-2016 08:55 PM
  2. Just_Me_D said: Best Answer

    Charge your Apple lithium-ion battery whenever you want. Theres no need to let it discharge 100% before recharging. Apple lithium-ion batteries work in charge cycles. You complete one charge cycle when youve used (discharged) an amount that equals 100% of your batterys capacity but not necessarily all from one charge. For instance, you might use 75% of your batterys capacity one day, then recharge it fully overnight. If you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100%, and the two days will add up to one charge cycle. It could take several days to complete a cycle. The capacity of any type of battery will diminish after a certain amount of recharging. With lithium-ion batteries, the capacity diminishes slightly with each complete charge cycle. Apple lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, which varies depending on the product.

    Source: http://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204054
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Charge your Apple lithium-ion battery whenever you want. Theres no need to let it discharge 100% before recharging. Apple lithium-ion batteries work in charge cycles. You complete one charge cycle when youve used (discharged) an amount that equals 100% of your batterys capacity but not necessarily all from one charge. For instance, you might use 75% of your batterys capacity one day, then recharge it fully overnight. If you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100%, and the two days will add up to one charge cycle. It could take several days to complete a cycle. The capacity of any type of battery will diminish after a certain amount of recharging. With lithium-ion batteries, the capacity diminishes slightly with each complete charge cycle. Apple lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, which varies depending on the product.

    Source: http://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204054
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-21-2016 at 09:53 PM.
    05-21-2016 09:13 PM
  4. rdmartin1's Avatar
    IIRC it says once per month.
    grunt0300 and Ariel Babalao like this.
    05-21-2016 11:41 PM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    Thanks guys. My daughter had a Mac from 2007, and she always left it charging. The battery exploded inside the machine, and the repairman told her to let it run down to 0, and then charge it every day.
    05-21-2016 11:58 PM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    I NEVER let anything run down to 0 or even close to it
    05-22-2016 01:06 AM
  7. Fit24's Avatar
    I never completely discharge my battery.
    05-22-2016 09:47 PM
  8. Branta's Avatar
    Never take a lithium based battery down to zero unless your life depends on using those last few electrons. Under no circumstances try to trick the battery into charging above nominal 100% unless you like making work for firefighters and paramedics. Ideally keep it above about 30% if possible. Here's a clue... most new rechargeable lithium batteries are charged to 40-50% for best shelf life in storage before delivery to the user.
    Jim Armstrong2 likes this.
    05-23-2016 04:42 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Here's a clue... most new rechargeable lithium batteries are charged to 40-50% for best shelf life in storage before delivery to the user.
    Good point. Apple recommends storing at 50% battery.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/
    05-23-2016 04:45 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    A lot of people say different things about the lithium ion batteries. It makes for a lot of confusion.
    05-23-2016 04:54 PM
  11. Branta's Avatar
    A lot of people say different things about the lithium ion batteries. It makes for a lot of confusion.
    Whatever they say different there are two things guaranteed to kill a lithium battery:
    1: Deep discharge to silly low voltage. Most phones have protection circuits to shut down before the battery is irreversibly damaged.
    2. Overcharging. This can cause thermal runaway and a spectacular fire or exploding phone.

    It seems to be a widely held opinion and it certainly aligns with my experience that deep discharge (to shutdown level) usually has a disproportionate hit on battery life. You won't see it fron one or two flat battery events, but if it is a regular occurrence the battery capacity will degrade faster than by keeping it topped up when possible. I frequently charge in the car so my batteries are usually well charged, and I have several batteries 3-4 years old still going well.
    BD_BB_8520 and Jim Armstrong2 like this.
    05-24-2016 02:28 PM
  12. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I have a weight scale to check ones weight. I purchased this scale in the 1980s. Battery has never been changed, no way to charge tge battery. This is a lithium battery. Called litheum electronic scale.
    05-24-2016 02:44 PM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have a weight scale to check ones weight. I purchased this scale in the 1980s. Battery has never been changed, no way to charge tge battery. This is a lithium battery. Called litheum electronic scale.
    What version of iOS is it running?
    05-24-2016 08:33 PM
  14. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I have no idea. Does not have that on the scale anywhere. Just press on the scale to get all zeros. Then stand on scale and get ones weight.
    05-24-2016 11:20 PM

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