Battery charge times on new MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stoleyrbike, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. stoleyrbike macrumors newbie

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    How long does it take to charge the battery from 0%-100% on the new Airs?

    I ask because on my rev.A it was ludicrously slow.
     
  2. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    Alot slower than my Spring 2010 13in MBP but I'm taking that is due to the power source being smaller.
     
  3. stoleyrbike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it faster if you use your MBP charger? Cos my rev.A takes take 5 hours to charge and then lasts for maybe 3 hours. And it's always been like this.
     
  4. hachre macrumors 6502a

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    Same story on my MBP. The reason is because Apple decreases power for charging more and more while approaching 100% charge. It makes the battery last longer... My laptop takes 3 hours from 0-90 and then another 2 for 90-100%...
     
  5. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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  6. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    This is crazy as I am in the process now of charging from 1% after using my 13" MBA at work all day. I am charging at approx 1% per min...(in sleep mode) freakishly fast. I left my office at 4:41 (it's now 5:28) and I have an inverter in the car so plugged in, drove 20 mins home and then into the house, all but maybe 3 or 4 mins off the charger and I am at 59% right now.

    Compared to previous Rev B MBA this this is charging super fast. Very Impressed.

    Since I have been using it, it seem to be charging at about 1% per 2 or 3mins while I am doing some email and web.

    Browsing and watching for a few mins...(sitting here watching with nothing else open but Safari and MR) Screen at 60% brightness.

    5:32 @ 62%
    5:33 @ 63%
    5:34 @ 64%

    Literally charging at 1% a min, I find that amazing. lol
     
  7. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, my new 11" charges ridiculously fast as well, probably even faster than your 13".
     
  8. hachre macrumors 6502a

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