All early adapters: What is your battery cycle count?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by juro, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. juro macrumors member

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    Just trying to get a gauge of my usage from all of you who've had your MBAs since about the time of the introduction last year. My cycle count is currently at 175.

    How are you guys holding up?

    And how many cycles can I really expect from the built-in battery?
     
  2. wtzouris macrumors newbie

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    Battery Cycles

    My machine was purchased the week it came out, I charge it every night, and it is at 92% right now as I am working.
    Here's what I have:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4098
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4546
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 246
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 502
    Voltage (mV): 8071

    I have Apple Care and I am hoping that I can get TekServe or Apple to replace the battery before the three - year mark..
     
  3. stownsend3 macrumors member

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    Had mine for almost 7 months (September). I charge it almost every night, but sometimes will have it just closed and asleep for days at a time in my bag. Having an iMac at home helps reduce battery reliance on the MBA. Still no problem holding charges though.

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 3141
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4734
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 147
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1540
    Voltage (mV): 7583
     
  4. Tifosi Red macrumors newbie

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    I bought my MBA in the week of release. It is used pretty much daily and has run up 74 cycles. Showing 96% health in iStat.

    Tif
     
  5. Shao macrumors member

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    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4609
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4656
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 263
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 346
    Voltage (mV): 8187


    I ordered mine day 1, Batt has 263 cycles @ 91% health
     
  6. shuffles macrumors 6502

    shuffles

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    Heres my charge info, ordered my Air on day one:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 1476
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4798
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 158
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 1314
    Voltage (mV): 7684

    Is this any good?
     
  7. theappleguy macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine pretty soon after it was announced. These are my battery details after a year and one month of daily use:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4529
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4736
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 351
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 544
    Voltage (mV): 8136

    Health is at 92% according to iStat pro. In answer to your question, I would say you should expect at least 400-450 cycles before you notice a significant impact on the capacity of your battery. At that point you may want to consider replacing it depending on how much time you require between charges. For me, two hours is a minimum - when it hits two and a half hours with the screen dimmed as low as it will go, I will have to have the battery replaced.
     
  8. turugara macrumors regular

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    Current battery charge: 2783 mAh
    Maximum Battery charge: 4562 mAh
    Original Battery Capacity: 5090 mAh

    Load Cycle: 236
    Age: 15 Months

    Purchased first day.
     
  9. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2143
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4598
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 163
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1576
    Voltage (mV): 7328

    Purchased in Early Feb. 2008
     
  10. bmacir macrumors 6502

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    It's a year old and here it is:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4289
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4841
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 228
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 555
    Voltage (mV): 8085
     
  11. wolfie macrumors regular

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  12. theappleguy macrumors 6502

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    Seems my battery is over 100 cycles higher than most, at 357. Anyone over 400? How's your battery holding up?
     
  13. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

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    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2793
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4712
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 201
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -2280
    Voltage (mV): 7481
     
  14. dallardice macrumors regular

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    One of the first to get in Europe, a few days after the US

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4645
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4645
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 352
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 256
    Voltage (mV): 8198
     
  15. dehory macrumors regular

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    I've had mine since November. I try and keep it plugged in whenever possible...

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4812
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4841
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 44
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 8160
     
  16. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    I picked mine up the second week it was out in the US:

    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4585
    Cycle count: 317
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 558
    Voltage (mV): 7962

    I haven-t recycled it for a while though.

    KB
     
  17. n0de macrumors 6502

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    Pre-order, 1st week delivery MBA used daily as my primary computer. This machine spends about 75% of it's time connected to AC.

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4104
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4710
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 172
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1602
    Voltage (mV): 7855
     
  18. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to provide my stats, but where do I get them ?
     
  19. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    system profiler

    You can get to it from the about this mac under the apple menu (or directly in Utilities or use system_profiler if you are command line person in a terminal window)

    apple > about this mac > more info > hardware > power
     
  20. miffed macrumors member

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    NOTE - I am not an early adaptor , I only bough my Rev A in February 09 , BUT , the warranty indicated that it had been sitting in stock since launch ! my understanding of these batteries is that they "age" rather than wear , so I feel these details may still be relevant , & have posted my details on that basis
    (If I am wrong on this , please feel free to ignore them ! :) )

    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4946
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 79
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -14
    Voltage (mV): 8150
     
  21. Grizzly Adams macrumors member

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    Holy crap! I have way more cycles than most of you guys. Got my Rev. A in February of last year. I'm rarely without it, take it virtually everywhere in my backpack.

    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4715
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 428
    Condition: Good
     
  22. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    My Cycle count is 35. Bought it when it was first introduced.
     
  23. yettimillan macrumors regular

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    Hi, can I ask please where you get this information about your battery charges?

    Thanks
     
  24. juro thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, 35 since introduction? You must not use it a lot on the go.
     
  25. sychee macrumors member

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    Using iStat Pro:

    Health: 96%
    Cycles: 186

    Purchased last november.
     

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