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saintforlife
May 8, 2011, 12:09 PM
I am at 30. I have had the laptop for exactly 2 months now.

Is the cycle count too much? Do I need to take steps to keep it plugged in more? Or should I just keep using it the way I want to....after all it is just a frickin' laptop? FWIW I have never babied it, I never do any of my gadgets. It looks dirty as hell and has that 'used' look and kind of like it. I may have wiped it down maybe 2-3 times in 2 months.



GGJstudios
May 8, 2011, 12:12 PM
I am at 30. I have had the laptop for exactly 2 months now.
Is the cycle count too much?
Your battery cycle count is strictly determined by your individual needs, so seeing other people's cycle count is irrelevant to your situation. Some need to run on battery more often; some can run plugged in more often. There is no right or wrong count. Just make sure you don't leave it plugged in all the time. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

IngerMan
May 8, 2011, 06:40 PM
33 cycles, took delivery on Feb 22nd............ 97% health.........

rookiezzz
May 8, 2011, 06:55 PM
I am at 30. I have had the laptop for exactly 2 months now.

Is the cycle count too much? Do I need to take steps to keep it plugged in more? Or should I just keep using it the way I want to....after all it is just a frickin' laptop? FWIW I have never babied it, I never do any of my gadgets. It looks dirty as hell and has that 'used' look and kind of like it. I may have wiped it down maybe 2-3 times in 2 months.

well, mine 65 times.. 5 weeks only lol :eek:

Apple OC
May 8, 2011, 06:57 PM
140 cycles since Aug 2010

IngerMan
May 8, 2011, 07:01 PM
well, mine 65 times.. 5 weeks only lol :eek:

Say what? You charged it and drained 2x a day every day from birth:eek:

mbairdennis
May 8, 2011, 08:13 PM
My macbook air battery cycle.

halledise
May 8, 2011, 09:55 PM
I am at 30. I have had the laptop for exactly 2 months now.

Is the cycle count too much? Do I need to take steps to keep it plugged in more? Or should I just keep using it the way I want to....after all it is just a frickin' laptop? FWIW I have never babied it, I never do any of my gadgets. It looks dirty as hell and has that 'used' look and kind of like it. I may have wiped it down maybe 2-3 times in 2 months.

135 cycles
96% capacity
since 03 Nov '10

you cycle count is about right.
let the battery run down to 0% every now and again, then plug in for a full charge plus an additional hour.
better to run on battery than to be connected to power all the time.
it is a notebook after all not a desktop

Edmoil12
May 8, 2011, 10:09 PM
29 cycles, 97% health, about 7 weeks old.

GGJstudios
May 8, 2011, 10:21 PM
let the battery run down to 0% every now and again, then plug in for a full charge plus an additional hour
What is that? It's not calibrating and it's not required for proper battery care. Did you just make that up?

halledise
May 8, 2011, 10:58 PM
What is that? It's not calibrating and it's not required for proper battery care. Did you just make that up?

no sir, didn't make it up - it used to be common practise over the years with earlier model Mac notebooks, and I've just kept on doing it.

works for me and keeps my battery in good health, which is aways a plus when you come to sell it.
(my daughter's early '08 MBPro, which used to be mine, is still on original battery and holding great charge I believe due to this process)

Maybe I'm wrong; if I am I'm sure you or someone else will let me know :D

GGJstudios
May 8, 2011, 11:15 PM
Maybe I'm wrong; if I am I'm sure you or someone else will let me know :D
Read the Apple Battery FAQ I posted in the 2nd post of this thread. That will give you accurate information for proper battery care, directly from Apple. I'm still using an Early '08 MBP.

gregor.hoch
May 8, 2011, 11:50 PM
haha, I am at 1234 battery loadcycles... my mac is 31 month old - a late 2008 unibody macbook.

halledise
May 9, 2011, 03:25 AM
Read the Apple Battery FAQ I posted in the 2nd post of this thread. That will give you accurate information for proper battery care, directly from Apple. I'm still using an Early '08 MBP.

I bow to your superior knowledge.
most of what I suggested to the OP was more or less contained in the 'Calibration' section of your FAQ link :cool:

Scuba-EMT
May 9, 2011, 11:38 AM
My MBA 13" is 11 weeks old and has 7 cycles. It is showing 97% life.

Acronyc
May 11, 2011, 11:01 PM
My 11" MBA is 22 weeks old, has 39 cycles and is at 97% health.

kamuix
May 12, 2011, 03:06 AM
Got mine back in February. 2 cycles, 100% health. 99% charged.

Susurs
May 12, 2011, 03:48 AM
Could everybody please post battery capacity numbers (not only health %) as well (actual/(designed))? :)
Txanks!

xparaparafreakx
May 12, 2011, 04:33 AM
I guess I am doing pretty good.

mrsir2009
May 12, 2011, 02:12 PM
My Mac is 15 months old and its got 550 cycles on the clock :D

ultrastranger
May 14, 2011, 05:51 AM
i was checking my battery health status once in a while and it dropped 4% only after 10 weeks of use... Is this normal with the macbook air 13? it seems to be dropping 1% after 2 weeks or so of use, and the numbers dont come back up. I dont leave it plugged all time, I often use it until 80% then charge it.....

GGJstudios
May 14, 2011, 06:30 AM
i was checking my battery health status once in a while and it dropped 4% only after 10 weeks of use... Is this normal with the macbook air 13?
Yes, it's normal that your battery health fluctuates both up and down over time. Read the Battery FAQ in the 2nd post of this thread.

octatonic
May 14, 2011, 07:13 AM
2, since 11/5/11. :-)

Legion93
May 14, 2011, 08:50 AM
I'm at 99 cycles, had my MBA since mid-January I think (or sometime around January). Don't get fooled by battery health - it keeps going up and down occasionally like I'll go on it tomorrow and it would be 96%, up from 94%. At least I experience this with iStat Pro.

C64
May 14, 2011, 10:05 AM
60 since February; health at 96%.

Susurs
May 14, 2011, 10:22 AM
The thing I do not understand is why Coconut reports that my Air 11' 3,1 is 9 months old...? Wasn't it announced at the end of October 2010?
Reported battery health hovers around 95%... (4460 of 4680 design capacity and 44 cycles)

KylePowers
May 14, 2011, 03:53 PM
The thing I do not understand is why Coconut reports that my Air 11' 3,1 is 9 months old...? Wasn't it announced at the end of October 2010?
Reported battery health hovers around 95%... (4460 of 4680 design capacity and 44 cycles)
Perhaps it had already been manufactured? Surely they were in production prior to public announcement... that way Apple could have ample supply to sell relatively soon after?

tarsierspectral
May 14, 2011, 04:48 PM
My macbook air battery cycle.
Hey is this the 13" model or 11"?

AdrianK
May 14, 2011, 04:57 PM
540/100, 75% capacity :-/

marshallbedsaul
May 14, 2011, 05:29 PM
2009 macbook air refurb purchased in January 2011
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g367/sellandbuy98/Screenshot2011-05-14at62755PM.png

GGJstudios
May 14, 2011, 06:44 PM
The thing I do not understand is why Coconut reports that my Air 11' 3,1 is 9 months old...? Wasn't it announced at the end of October 2010?
It is a well-known fact that Coconut Battery frequently reports incorrect age.

saintforlife
May 15, 2011, 12:27 AM
Charge Information:
Charge Remaining (mAh): 6488
Fully Charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 6492
Health Information:
Cycle Count: 31
Condition: Normal
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 8346

13" 1.86/4/128 since March 2011.