Battery charge times on new MBA

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

  1. stoleyrbike macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    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

    Aug 27, 2010
    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

    Oct 25, 2010
    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


    Sep 26, 2007
    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


    Sep 30, 2010
  6. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    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

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yes, my new 11" charges ridiculously fast as well, probably even faster than your 13".
  8. hachre macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2007

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