Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to prolong lithium-based batteries

How to prolong lithium-based batteries

I was interested in this as I wanted to know the best way of prolonging the battery life of my Mum's new macbook.

Here is the advice from Apple and some people recommend to calibrate the battery every month or so.

Coconut-Battery is an application which tracks the health and cycles of your battery.

And if your battery is below 80% and has more than 300 cycles (some say 250 cycles) Apple will replace the battery for free of charge, as long as it is still under warranty.