How many cycles?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kingsly, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    I noticed I have been obsessing about keeping the cycles low on my MacBook Pro's battery. Should I be worried? Approx. how many cycles can I put on the battery before it begins to loose life?
    Thanks.
     
  2. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    I'm not sure but its a lot I believe. There's no need to worry anyways bc if it ever does need to be replaced, u dont even have to send it in, just buy a new battery. keyword: "if" ;)
     
  3. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    I just checked and on Apple.com, it says a battery keeps 80% of its original capacity after 300 cycles. Oh, how is it possible for my battery to have more than its original capacity?
     
  4. drift1492 macrumors member

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    I dont think its that big of a deal. I am over 400 cycles on my 12 pb, and my capacity is at 89%. (I am ignoring the fact that our batteries are very different.)
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I am not sure if this is good but I have 40 load cycles, 90% capacity and 13 months of ownership.
    Is this normal/bad/good?
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Once in a while a software update that improves power management can cause that kind of thing to happen.
     

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