All early adapters: What is your battery cycle count?

juro

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 11, 2007
97
0
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?
 

wtzouris

macrumors newbie
Feb 7, 2008
20
4
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..
 

stownsend3

macrumors member
May 9, 2008
67
8
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
 

Shao

macrumors member
Sep 1, 2008
46
0
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
 

shuffles

macrumors 6502
Nov 7, 2007
383
2
dublin, ireland
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?
 

theappleguy

macrumors 6502
Apr 19, 2005
321
0
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.
 

turugara

macrumors regular
Jan 18, 2009
146
0
Pennsylvania
Current battery charge: 2783 mAh
Maximum Battery charge: 4562 mAh
Original Battery Capacity: 5090 mAh

Load Cycle: 236
Age: 15 Months

Purchased first day.
 

nintendude

macrumors 6502
Jan 17, 2008
334
0
NY
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
 

bmacir

macrumors 6502
Apr 2, 2009
329
27
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
 

theappleguy

macrumors 6502
Apr 19, 2005
321
0
Seems my battery is over 100 cycles higher than most, at 357. Anyone over 400? How's your battery holding up?
 

AreanFSL

macrumors 6502
Feb 7, 2007
257
56
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
 

dallardice

macrumors regular
Jan 29, 2008
163
52
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
 

dehory

macrumors regular
Sep 17, 2008
208
2
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
 

Killerbob

macrumors 65816
Jan 25, 2008
1,060
102
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
 

n0de

macrumors 6502
Feb 3, 2005
321
0
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
 

miffed

macrumors member
Sep 16, 2007
32
0
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
 

Grizzly Adams

macrumors member
May 20, 2008
59
0
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
 
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