it's been a long time since i used the machine. it's plugged in and discounting the few watts of electricity, would it be best to just leave it unplugged all the time? didnt know if i had to worry about some kind of internal battery going dead or something
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Being produced before '06 the E80H does have a battery backup but it doesn't take any more battery power being plugged in or unplugged, it's like a clock. I've had a few of my ES-30v's unplugged for more than a year and after I plug it beck in the time is still accurate. Personally I would UNPLUG your machine when not in use, the capacitors they use are rated by the number of hours of use before failure (MTBF) so the more you can leave it unplugged the better While it's true the capacitors most prone to failure are after the power switch(so they only get power when the machine is ON) some are before the switch and therefor have power even when the machine is OFF but plugged in.