How many charges do you have on your MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AznTakumi, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I currently have around 157. I was wondering how much charges will I need until my battery finally goes from normal to bad
     
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    rjphoto

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    I've seen anywhere from 300-500 with no problems.

    A "failed" battery can happen at anytime. A consumed battery takes a while.

    So, "Bad" can be relative.

    Are you giving it a deep cycle at least once a month (for newer machines less than a year old).


    How old is it?

    How long does the battery last with constant use?
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Apple estimates 1000 charge cycles in a battery's life. You don't need to do any conditioning.
     
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    rjphoto

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    That's why I ask which model they have... I don't think the original had such high recharge counts... I hope so, because that's what I have.

    I don't have it with me at work today, now I'm curious as to how many charge counts I have.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I'm at 201 charge cycles with 92% of original battery capacity on my 2011 MacBook Air. Admittedly I haven't calibrated the battery since June, so that figure may change after the next cycle.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    This apple support page shows how many cycles they say a battery can get broken down by each model and revision.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1519

    my late 2010 is at 111.
     
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    It just depends on how you treat your battery.
     

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  9. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The built-in batteries in the newer Mac unibody notebooks come pre-calibrated and do not require regular calibration like the removable batteries in older Apple notebooks.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
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    M-5

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    I'll have had my MacBook Air 11" for a year this Halloween, and I currently have 154 cycles with 95% health.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    2008 2.1, original battery, 1067 cycles, 83% capacity. Second display (broken hinge, warranty repair). Second drive (bad section on original h.d., took 5 minutes to boot), replaced with O.W.C. SSD. Third sound card cable.

    Worst Mac I've ever had but it won't completely die.
     

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