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

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Is it normal for a 2011 MBP to display “Not Charging” while using Skype?

Whenever I use Skype, my MBP displays "Not Charging" about 95% of the time. When it is charging, it is extremely slow, gaining 1% over maybe an hour or so. Additionally, if I start using Skype on ...
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Apple Battery Charger Not Charging Sanyo Batteries

I've had the Apple Battery Charger for a good long while now. After I bought it, I also bought a couple 8-packs of Sanyo Eneloop HR-3UTGA batteries, known to be the same model of battery included with ...
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Can the clock speed of my 2011 MBAir i7 be slowed to conserve power?

Most of what I do with my 2011 i7 MBAir could be done with 10% of the available processor power. Is there a hack to slow the processor to conserve battery for the 95% of the time I don't need it?
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Does using a macbook with an external monitor damage the health of the battery?

I have an (oldish) MacBook Pro that I use with an external monitor, which requires that the MBP power adapter be plugged in all the time. Does that damage the health of the battery? I ask because my ...
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Is it safe to buy MacBook Pro batteries on eBay?

My 15" MacBook Pro 5.1 (late 2008) battery is inflating to the point of nearly breaking the unibody battery cover, so I'm really into replacing it as soon as possible. There are loads of these ...
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Is using my iPod touch always plugged in an OK thing to do?

I recently added an iPod interface to my Accord: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JT5G4G/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details It has two connections: the regular Apple 30-pin iPod dock cable which plays ...
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MacBook not charging

I have a 2008 Black MacBook. The battery indicator says 'Not Charging' and if I remove the power adapter it powers off instantly. I had OS X installed, installed Windows (Not bootcamp, Windows only) ...
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iPhone 4 battery questions

I have had an iPhone 4 with iOS5 for about 6 months. Is it good to wait for the battery to be almost 0% to recharge it? Is it good to recharge it to the fullest? Is it bad to leave the phone ...
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Is there an app that will track “Time since last full charge” on OS X?

I am trying to troubleshoot battery life issues in OS X Lion on my MBA13. Is there an app (or hidden system information) that can tell me how long my computer has been on since last full charge. I am ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down when unplugged

I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro work computer. Here's the sequence of events: I fully charge the battery I unplug the Mac from the power cable The Mac immediately shuts down Before unplugging the ...
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Is a refurbished Macbook Pro's battery new?

When you buy a refurbished Macbook direct from Apple, is the battery in it new? I cannot seem to find a definitive answer on their website or on the internet. I am concerned that the savings from ...
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Is there a way to get the OSX battery icon to display both percentage and time?

I am working on a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. The battery level indicator has the option to show Time or Percentage remaining. I would like to show both. Is there a way to enable this? or Can ...
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How do i get the low battery warning back on my MacBook?

I have a MacBook and I did not take care of the battery properly. It started to shut down unexpectedly at around 20% and then even at 30%. I got a new battery and it seems to work fine; it lets me get ...
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iPhone 3GS switches off randomly after update to 5.0.1

I bought a used iPhone 3GS and the owner claims it worked fine with iOS 4.3.5. When I came home, I reset all content and settings on iPhone. Did I know that doing the reset would force me to upgrade ...
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“2008 Mac Book Pro 15” Fan max speed, Battery not recognized , SMC reset makes it worse

I have a "15" Mac Book Pro 5,1 and after running it stone dead on battery once it wouldn't power on without holding down the power button, with battery and AC removed and then plug AC back in while ...
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CMOS Battery in MacBook Pro 2007

CMOS battery in my MacBook Pro (2007, pre-unibody) has died recently. I am looking for a replacement, although all I could find so far was only used batteries off ebay. It says following on the ...
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Does removing the battery while connected to power extend battery life?

On regular Windows notebooks people generally remove their battery packs when connected to a power source, in order to extend battery life. Does a similar approach work on the Mac?
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Does the MacBook Air draw power from the battery or wall socket when the battery is at 100% and plugged in?

I have a MacBook Air 13" (late 2010 model). I use it both as a portable computer (i.e. not plugged in, drawing power from the battery) and as a desktop (i.e. plugged into the wall socket) regularly. ...
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How long does it take for Apple's AA battery charger to recharge?

I'm talking about the charger that comes with their new Bluetooth trackpad and keyboard. If I put 2 empty batteries in it now, how long till they're full?
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Which uses more battery when tethering - Wifi or BT on iPhone 4S?

I'm not really bothered which is quicker - I'm guessing this is wifi anyway. I just want to know which would allow me to get the most life out of my iPhone 4S when tethering to it with may MBP. ...
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Bad battery life on iPhone 3GS used as iPod Touch

My spouse got an iPhone 4 recently and we want to use the old iPhone 3GS as an iPod for the daughter. They switched him over at the AT&T store so I don't know if the old phone has a SIM card in ...
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Should I expect battery life on an iPhone 4S to be significantly worse than on a 3GS?

I just upgraded from a 3GS to a 4s and my battery life is dramatically worse. I wasn't expecting it to be the same (though I was hoping that it might even be better), but I'm seeing a big difference. ...
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iPhone battery life is awful even after replacing it

I have an iPhone 3gs 32gb. As they do, my battery was noticeably depleting as well as conflicted with the device having been slightly water damaged (dropped in quickly but immediately turned off and ...
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iOS 5 Upgrade: Massive Battery Drain and Crashing Phone App

I upgraded to iOS 5 a few days ago. Although the installtion was a bit bumpy, everything completed successfully. However, since the upgrade, the following symptoms have occurred: Phone battery life ...
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Short battery life on a brand new iPhone

Well I got my iPhone 4 about a week ago. When I got it I did several full charging cycles, 3-5 if I remember correctly. And these days an iPhone battery really seemed "unkillable". It was really hard ...
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How to store unused Macbook battery for long period of time?

I'm going on a long backpacking trip and going to leave my Macbook at home unused. How should I store its battery to maximize the battery life?
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Why is iOS 5 draining my battery so fast?

My wife's phone went from lasting a full day to needing a recharge every few hours after upgrading to iOS 5. Mine still works fine after the upgrade. What might be causing this?
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Apple iPhone 3GS Battery Problem

So my iPhone is charged at 100% overnight, and when the battery gets to like 90%, the phone suddenly shuts off when I open an app like Facebook, Foursquare, Maps, etc... I try turning it back on and ...
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How to improve the iPhone battery?

Hi all I was looking for a solution to prolong my battery life potential. Is there a replacement battery for iPhone that is more powerful than the one in-built when we bought it? Or is there an ...
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Battery life not like advertised on new MacBook Pro

I bought a MacBook Pro 15.4" in September and the battery life is nothing like what is advertised. I'm struggling to get 4 hours out of it with wifi off and Ethernet as my network connection. The spec ...
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Hibernate MacBook on 10-ish % power instead of 0/1% when running on battery?

Yeah, I know my battery is probably hosed, but every time I reach 5%, my MacBook shuts down, as it expects the battery to be able to run down to 1% before hibernating. However I would like it to ...
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How can I maximise the life of my iPad battery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to recharge an iPod Touch battery? Since the iPad battery cannot be replaced, how can I make sure that it lasts as long as possible, preferably ...
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Prevent iPhone from charging while connected to MacBook

I want to know if is there a way to prevent my iPhone battery from charging, when I connect it to my MacBook. I want to try my applications when I'm working, but I'm afraid that I will damage the ...
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First steps after acquiring a new MacBook Pro (w.r.t ensuring optimal battery life)?

I just unboxed a new MBP 13.3 inch i5. I wanted to know what is the best way to start using it, so as to ensure optimal battery life i.e. Should I charge it to full capacity, before even booting it ...
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Battery indicator is not moving further from 96%

I bought a new macbook pro, till the day I bought the battery indicator is not moving further from 96%. I wonder if there is a problem with the battery because if I unplug my power cable it is still ...
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Why my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) power adapter turns orange?

I bought an early-2011 MacBook Pro 15" (highest-spec model) in June. It's running Lion. I have a problem which happens occasionally. My power adapter (while plugged in) from time to time ...
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Can an iPod battery be replaced? [closed]

I have never seen the iPod. When the battery dies on an iPod, do you replace the battery, or do you have to buy a new iPod?
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13" Macbook Pro running Lion loses battery fast?

I bought my 13" MacBook Pro last March 27, 2011. It's 5 months old now. coconutBattery shows that I've lost 12% of the original battery capacity in just 5 months with 238 load cycles. I read in some ...
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“Battery is not charging”?

When I connect the charger cable to my Macbook pro, sometimes the battery is not charged and I can read near the clock: "Battery is not charging". If I unplug and reconnect the cable, it usually ...
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doubt regarding calibration

I have white MacBook (early 2009), with Snow Leopard running. I read this following article about calibration: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/9036.html I have doubt in step ...
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I am only seeing 1:50 of estimated run time on a new MacBook Pro battery. Problems?

I have bought brand new MacBook pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. I have also installed newest Mac OS, Lion. However, how it could be strange, when cable is not plugged it, ...
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How can I see which processes are draining my macbook battery by percentage?

Android devices have a screen that shows you approximately what applications and processes are using your battery, by percentage. I'm wondering, in theory, can this be done on a MacBook? How do you ...
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Why does my MBP say “Not charging” when plugged in?

I have the latest 2011 Macbook Pro. Sometimes I notice that even when I'm plugged in, the battery status says "Not charging" even when I unplug it and the battery is at 35%. Why isn't my MBP charging? ...
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Battery life on a core i7 Macbook Air

I recently purchased one of the new core i7 Macbook Airs and in most respects its amazing. The one problem is that the battery life is far less than the "up to 7 hours" Apple claims. In moderate ...
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Magic Mouse battery level broken in Lion?

After upgrading to Lion my Magic Mouse's level indicator seems to be broken. For the whole week it was reporting solid 100% on a pair of used batteries that were about 65% before upgrading. I swapped ...
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Should I be concerned about graphics switching for battery life?

I have a 15-inch MBP, Mid-2010, 2.66GHz i7, with Intel integrated graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. Since I installed Lion, it seems my battery life has gone down to just 2 or 3 hours. ...
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Battery life decreased after upgraded to Lion

Has anyone noticed any battery life decrease after upgrading to Lion? I'm on MacBook Pro (mid-2010). Before, on Snow Leopard, when unplugged I had minimum 5hrs of life. Now, it's not much above 4hrs ...
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After hard drive upgrade, battery not charging?

I just installed a new hard drive into my Macbook Pro 1,1. I had a little difficulty when I initially installed it because the monitor was not turning back on. After re-opening the MacBook Pro (with ...
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Does the 2011 13" MacBook Air have a longer battery life than the old one?

My understanding is that the new MacBook Air 2011 is using a new Intel CPU that uses less power. I expected that should mean either longer battery life or a lighter computer, but I can't remember how ...
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Can I safely use my Macbook battery on another MacBook?

A friend needs a battery for his MacBook and I do not use my own MacBook battery, having changed to another laptop. My battery is fairly recent. Is it safe to use my MacBook battery on his laptop? I ...