what is the world receord for highest number of battery cycles

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    acidfast7

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    i'll settle for the MR record as well.

    just curious how many I need to do, to beat the WR or MRR?
     
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    862.




    Just kidding, I made that up. The real answer is 721.
     
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    I have more than both of those. I'm curious if people are over 1000, 1500 or 2000?

    I'm at roughly 900 after taking delivery 19 Feb 2009 (so roughly 0.8 cycles/day for 3 years) of a 13.3" Alu unibody macbook

    I'm curious if I can get a new MBP if I make it to maybe 2000 or so.
     
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    Serious? :eek:
     
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    JUiCEJamie

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    I'm currently on 221 for a mid-2011 MBP.

    I've seen a lot of battery cycle threads on MR over the last few days.
    I'm currently looking at the information in System Report, but I don't know if my battery is actually healthy or not?

    Could anyone provide a quick 101?
     
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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1519?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
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    JUiCEJamie

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    Wow, so using 33% recharging it to 100%.
    Then the next to days doing exactly the same is only 1 charge cycle?
    So one charge cycle is 100% over however long? I didn't know that.

    So, my MBP is recommended 1000 charge cycles.
    Would it just be wise to always use my MBP with the magsafe charger always in?
    And never let it drop a single 1%?
     
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    It would be wise to stop worrying about your battery's health. Batteries can be replaced and will die over time anyways. Worrying about it isn't going to change that.
     
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    leftywamumonkey

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    Keeping it charged all the time isn't a good thing. You have to cycle the battery once in a while.
     
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    I have a friend with a '08 Aluminum MacBook and around 1300 with 85% capacity.

    My Black MacBook (2.4GHz) has the original battery and 755 with 99%.

    My main computer, a CTO 15" 2.5GHz MacBook Pro is at 100% and 32 cycles. This is my first computer with the built in battery so I hope I can see over 1000. I usually use the battery down till about 20 or 30% then plug it in, probably 4x a week.
     
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    Can't you find something more interesting to feel superior about?
     
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    My cycle count is 905 and counting. MBP late 2009.
     
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    ohhhhhhh

    looks like there's some competition in here

    post some screenshots!
     
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    acidfast7

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    nice job, i'm just at 900 now.

    :D
     
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    There is a MacRumors Laptop Battery Guide.

    My MBP (see sig) is 11 months old and here is what the profiler says about my battery:
     
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    My mid 2009 MBP has 1082 cycles, health 89%.
    The current batteries are pretty amazing. I can't really see anyone ever needing to get a new battery [as long as its not faulty]. The computer will become outdated before that happens. By the same stage my 2004 ibook was already on its second battery [luckily I got the second one free because the initial battery was recalled].
     
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    Really? That's not very good if its a recent laptop. But if its an older laptop [the kind where you can easily remove the battery yourself, then I think that's probably normal]. I don't know much about batteries but I remember around 4 or 5 years ago when they redesigned the laptops they gave them a different type of battery that lasts a lot longer.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

    I think there are different rules for different battery types, so check what yours is and have a look around the apple support site.
     
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    It's a unibody Macbook Pro just shy of 3 years old. Probably due to my short-cycling the battery repeatedly. (I very rarely run it dead)
     
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    So its better to run the battery until 1% than only charge it or plug in the charger when ever you are near the plug point? :confused:
     
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    Whenever it is needed or convenient.
     
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    I plough through cycles. Was over 800 on a previous MacBook Pro that I had owned for 1.8 years. One I have right now I've had just over a year, and I've had 623 cycles.

    I really should try use it plugged in rather than wasting cycles, but Apple says 1000 cycles without charge loss so we'll see.
     

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