2008 Unibody Macbook Battery Cycles

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dnguyen, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    So coconut battery says I have 169 cycles on my battery that is about 8 months old.

    Is this normal? I do bring my laptop to class but I don't think I've used it THAT much since I have it plugged in most of the time otherwise.
     
  2. fr00b macrumors regular

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    Mines at 86 in 5 months. Your figures don't seem to inaccurate.
     
  3. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my Macbook since September 2007

    As of now...
    Charge Count: 632
    Max mAh: 4919

    I still get 4-5 hours of battery after 632 charges. And they say most notebooks become bad after 300 charges... pfft :D
     
  4. keith1569 macrumors newbie

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    thats good to know :)

    i hope i get atleast 600 from mine hah
     
  5. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Well, have you used it unplugged 190 times? 8 months= 200 potential days of class.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There's no such thing as "Normal" when it comes to battery cycles. Each individual's battery will have a different number of cycles depending on how often they use it off mains. I had my last battery for about a year and it only had about 60 cycles on it.
     
  8. jmaquarry macrumors member

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    if you use it plugged in too much i believe this helps deplete the life of the battery - as it needs regular charge cycles

    the more you use the actual battery - the longer it should effectively last - :D
     

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