Concerning devices that store electrical power which can be used to run various devices in the absence of external power.

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Does constant charging harm my Macbook Pro?

I usually connect my macbookpro with the charger 12-15hour/day and 7 days a week. I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time. However, I believe modern electronics should be able to handle ...
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Does Google Chrome have a significant impact on MacBook battery life compared to other browsers?

I've been reading , a bit about users noticing a severe drop in battery life when using Google Chrome. I'm curious if this is a real issue - and attributed to the rendering/flash engine it uses.
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Battery on white MacBook shuts off abruptly after 30% charge is left

I have a white MacBook (MacBook4,1). I have owned and used it for over two years now (30 months, as coconutBattery would have me believe). coconutBattery and Battery Health Monitor both report that ...
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Service Battery Warning

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (2009) and I randomly get the "Service Battery" warning. I haven't noticed a huge decrease in battery life but the cycle count is at 725. I'm out of warranty, and so I'd like ...
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Battery Life on Macbook Pro

I've got a 15" macbook pro, i5 2.4ghz which I've inherited. When I use it to watch video -- with the notebooks monitor turned off, video piped to an external monitor - the battery dies in 90 - 120min. ...
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iPhone 4 “A Series” battery?

I was just about to order a replacement for my iphone 4, when I noticed there are apparently two different types. Both are claimed to be genuine apple batteries, however one costs nearly 10GBP more ...
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How to start with a brand new battery?

Is there a special procedure to be followed when installing a brand new battery ? Like discharging it completely, or not; leave it fully charged for a certain amount of time, etc... (It's a ...
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Have recent updates caused the iPad battery to not last as long?

I'm noticing my iPad battery seems to be going down very rapidly, even when not in use. Has anyone else seen this behaviour and what would be the most common causes?
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What's the best way to test the battery life on a MacBook Air?

I just recently got a MacBook Air and noticed that its battery life is much lower than Apple's estimate of 7 hours. Since it is not the same, I would like to benchmark my battery life right now ...
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Use Goal0 Nomad 7m Solar Panel to charge MacBook Air?

I've got a Goal0 Nomad 7m solar panel. It produces ~7 amps @ <22V DC on a regular day. The MacBook Air has a 45W charger. The markings on the charger say it runs at 14.5V DC @ 3.1 amps. Unless I'm ...
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Application to Monitor Battery Usage by Application

I want to know what's draining my iPhone battery. Is there an application that can monitor / estimate battery usage by application?
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iPhone 4 Battery Leaked if I Don't Charge to 100%

Related question here. I find out that when I charge my iPhone, if I don't charge it to 100% before I pull out the charger, sometimes the battery will leak out very fast. The leak manifested in ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro automatically sleep?

I have my MacBook set to go to sleep after 2 minutes while on battery (via the Energy Saver preference pane.) However, when I leave it idle, it only turns off the screen—it does not actually sleep. ...
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Getting music from a dead iPod Touch

I have a 3rd generation iPod touch with a dead battery and want to get the music off of it for my new one. It powers up fine with the AC power cord but nothing with the PC's USB. Any short fix ...
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When plugged in, does the iPhone use the battery or the external source during heavy use?

I love to play games and do other tasks that quickly drain the iPhone's battery. Sometimes I'll use the phone while plugged into a power supply. Does the iPhone still use the battery when performing ...
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I think I have bricked my MacBook Pro, what are my options to get it fixed?

I have been having power issues with my MacBook Pro (late 2007?). The power cable had a dodgy connection, and kept cutting out. This destroyed the life of the battery to the point where it would only ...
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macbook pro absurdly small battery life

My Macbook Pro lasts me about 1.5 to 2 hours max on a single charge. This feels ridiculously low. What can I do to increase the battery life on Macbook Pro? Battery Information: Model ...
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iPhone sending a lot of packets addressed to weird destinations, draining battery quickly

I have a jailbroken iPhone. Recently, I have realized that its battery usage is abysmal. Suspecting that it has something to do with the radio, I downloaded Data Counter from Cydia to check real-time ...
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iPod touch bad battery performance after updating to iOS 4

Hey, I own an iPod touch 2g which worked great until I updated to iOS4. After I did the update, it takes just a few hours for the battery to run out. Even if I´m not doing anything with it. I noticed ...
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How Many Hours of Game Playing can Iphone 4 Support?

iPhone 4 supports: up to 6 hours of 3G up to 10 hours of wifi But how many hours of game play can iphone 4 support? I've been playing Angry Birds recently and it seems to me that the iPhone can ...
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iPhone battery symbol is red, doesn't acknowledge charging, but is apparently charged

I have an iPhone 3G, When I plug in the charger, the big red battery on the locked screen is red, low and doesn't appear to be charging. When I unlock the screen, the small battery symbol on the ...
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iPhone 3GS battery oddities

I bought a 3GS in August 2009. After about 9 months I started seeing occasional precipitous drops in battery level overnight (i.e. from 50% to "dead", as in all you see is the red "charge me" icon). ...
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What is Best Practice when storing MacBooks for over a month?

We have a pod of 30 MacBooks and MacBook Pros that don't get used over the holidays. What's best practice to store the laptops for 6 weeks? I know that when you store laptops for long periods at ...
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Should I avoid booting my MacBook if it's really cold?

As the title says; if my MacBook has been exposed to minus degrees, should I wait for it to reach room temperature before I boot it or am I just paranoid and have nothing to worry about?
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Why does my MacBook Pro die without warning?

I have a MacBook Pro (about 18mts old) which has recently started to inexplicably die without warning. I'm running it on battery and, yes, it's getting close to the bottom end (between 10 and 25%). In ...
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Any Problem in Letting iPhone 4 Battery Drop to 0?

Is there any problem if I let my iphone 4 battery drops to 0%? I remember for older smartphones, once your battery flattens out all your data is lost, because they are stored in memory. While I ...
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adjust battery-warning-level of magic mouse

How can I adjust the level at which Mac OS warns me about the battery of my magic mouse? I always have a lack of batteries, so I would prefer if the battery warning comes up at 15 or 20%, so I could ...
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What is the best iCharger that charges from AA batteries? [closed]

I will be leaving on a vacation soon to a place where there are several days between power outlets. What charger should I use to charge/run my iP(ad/hone)?
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Should I use the adapter or the battery?

I want to know when my MBP's battery was fully charged it's better to unplug my adapter and use my battery power or still let use adapter power? I somewhere read that when MBP's battery was fully ...
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The Battery Life Span of iPhone 4

I found that actively using my iphone for 30 minutes will take out 5-7% of the battery. Is it normal?
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Why is my battery time so much shorter after jailbreak?

I've been impressed with the better battery time of my new iPhone 4 as compared to the 3G I had before. Yesterday evening, I finally jailbroke the 4, and the battery time today has been much worse ...
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iPod Nano battery loses charge when it's cold

My fourth-gen iPod Nano has very recently started to completely lose its charge when I'm outdoors (currently it's a bit colder here, about 10°C / 50°F). Indoors, or when it's warmer, it still manages ...
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Why does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...
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High volume battery for MacBook Pro

Can you advise me of where or if it a high capacity battery exists to replace my pre unibody battery on a MacBook Pro?
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Battery warning ''Service battery"

Battery warning "Service battery". This warning have appeared in my MacBook Pro (2008) with Snow Leopard. Is there a way to find out what a reason of this warning, without apply to service centre?
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Battery or power adapter problem?

I have a problem charging my battery. When I plug my power adapter into my MacBook Pro, the power adapter's light turns green (it doesn't change to orange) and my monitor light turns on (which means ...
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Apple Battery Charger - does not charge to 100%?

I have recently purchased the Apple Battery Charger and immediately charged the batteries that came with it. A few days later (3 or 4) I placed the batteries into my mouse and noticed that they only ...
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iPod energy saving

I wonder if there is a difference in battery consumption between these two cases : I shut down the iPod with no app on. I shut down the iPod with an app on. Is the app really paused, or is it ...
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How can I make my first generation iPad's battery last longer?

What are some of the things I can do to make my iPad (Wi-Fi) battery last a long time once it is charged? I have the first generation iPad and run iOS 3.
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What is the best way to recharge an iPod Touch battery?

I wonder how to handle the recharging of my iPod touch ? I've heard that there are some actions to have to be done regularly or actions that arms the battery (like memory effect etc...)
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Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis?

First time caller, long time listener: I've seen this question asked on a few other sites but with no "definitive" answers. The Apple website on iPhone batteries is ambiguous, at best, and the ...
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How long should my MacBook Pro battery last?

I have brand new Macbook Pro (15", i5 2.4GHz, 4Gb RAM) purchased at the end of May 2010 and Apple advertises up to 7 hours of wireless web battery life, however I consistently getting only about 4 ...
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How do I stop iOS 4 from draining the battery of my 2nd gen iPod Touch overnight?

Every since "upgrading" my 2nd generation iPod Touch to iOS 4, it seems to lose power overnight (when not plugged in). What can I do to fix this? I have tried a restore and that did not work. Seen as ...
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Is it safe to always leave a Macbook Pro on?

I have an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to my Macbook Pro. I have the lid closed and have it running. I run it as if it were a desktop PC, always on. I only shut off the LCD ...
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How long should a 2007 Macbook battery last?

My girlfriend's battery won't last 1 second, so it obviously needs replaced. But I just bought a new battery from Apple a few months ago and it seems to discharge extremely quickly. Are there any ...
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Strange loading screen when MBP battery dies and reboots

I have a 2007 Macbook Pro and for nearly two years, the battery has been toast. In April, Apple replaced the logic board. Since the repair, whenever the power cable comes loose, the MBP shuts off as ...
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Alpine CDE-102 keeps iPod awake until battery drains

I have an Alpine CDE-102 w/iPod cable (professionally installed) with which I use with an old 5th gen iPod Video 30gb. My goal is to just leave the iPod in the glove compartment and only remove it ...
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How can I increase battery life with iOS 4?

Since I upgraded to iOS 4 on my iPod touch second generation my battery life is draining very fast. Is there anything I can do to help with that?
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Can iPhone battery apps actually prolong battery life?

I've seen a few apps that claim they do some kind of conditioning/deep charge/other jargon to extend the life of an iPhone battery. Is this just hokum or do I really need one of these apps to maximize ...
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Is there a battery conditioner for an iPod touch?

My iPod Touch's battery is not performming as well as it should. I've had it for a while. Is there such thing as a battery conditioner that might help get the battery performance better?