[iBook] What battery life, and HD woes

Reid Conti rconti at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 07:29:12 PDT 2004

.. but then apple's site explains that a charge/discharge cycle is
100%.  So two 50%'s equal one full charge cycle.  Who to believe..

- reid

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:23:42 -0400, Brian Pearce <bpearce at cloud9.net> wrote:
> > This is not beneficial to modern (i.e LiIon) batteries. In fact, it is
> > actually
> > bad for them. It's best to keep them as charged as possible, as much as
> > possible.
> I've heard so much conflicting advice on this that I'm almost hesitant
> to comment. But I will say that I know that a this type of battery has
> a finite number of charge/discharge cycles -- my understanding is that
> you'll want to avoid doing too many partial charges (charging, say,
> when the battery is only half-full) to get the most from them and
> maximize the life of the battery. This is what I did over the three
> years that I used my original Key Lime iBook battery -- I almost always
> charged it when it was down to the point where it was about to sleep or
> shut down -- and it got a great deal of mileage out of it before it
> started to lose it's capacity.
> BRIAN/bpearce at cloud9.net
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