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when my Macbook gets below 60% battery life i start to feel a bit uneasy. my wife's ipad no pics has an amazing battery life (takes forever to die and takes forever to charge) and i get a little nervous when it gets below 40%. any one else experience this?
sweet! thanks for replying. you must be Really bored.
Yep. But no I really don't worry about battery life. I do have a ridiculous fear of losing keys though.
you sound like my wife. she doesn't care if the ipad runs down to 20..15..10% same with her phone. i just can't live like that.
I don't know about the newer batteries, but the old batteries developed memory. If you didn't let them discharge all the way and started charging them at say 40% they would lose their charge quicker. As I said I am ignorant if technology has changed and the batteries no longer do that, but I have always been in the habit of running the battery down way low just because of that.
I don't even know where my phone is half of the time, but my laptop is almost always plugged in.
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Here is my take on this. There are two types of batteries. One is a deep cycle which is the type you want to run all the way down and recharge. reason is they will return to the point of discharge and never go deeper than that again unless you let them discharge all of the way..
The other type is like your car battery. They need to be recharged all of the time because if they don't they will discharge and after a period of time you will never be able to charge them again. Does that make sense?
I get that feeling around 15%
The first one you described hasn't been used in electronics since about 2005. The Lithium-ion batteries have no memory and you can charge them at whatever percent and it won't ruin their life.
What ruins their life is old age and having programs running constantly. So unless you have one of the first nokias, you don't need to run your battery down all the way.
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