How many charges do you have on your MBA?

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    I currently have around 157. I was wondering how much charges will I need until my battery finally goes from normal to bad
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    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

    Jan 5, 2011
    Apple estimates 1000 charge cycles in a battery's life. You don't need to do any conditioning.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    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

    May 6, 2007
    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

    Oct 31, 2011
    This apple support page shows how many cycles they say a battery can get broken down by each model and revision.

    my late 2010 is at 111.
  7. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    It just depends on how you treat your battery.

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  9. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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.
  10. M-5
    macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    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

    Feb 24, 2008
    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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