Battery Degrading - Months Used/Cycles/Battery Reading (rMB 2015)

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  1. polee, Jul 26, 2015
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    polee macrumors 6502a

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    3/25/4942

    Is this normal? Should I send my Macbook in for servicing?

    I am just surprised how the cycles just keep adding up even when I have not been using this on battery. Has anyone else been experiencing such problems?
     
  2. thadoggfather Suspended

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    2-3 can't remember/43 cycles/4943

    working great
     
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    2/11/5260 (99.3%) using rMB on battery when needs be, when I am at home and the rMB is predominantly on the mains supply I will run it on the battery every couple of weeks to keep the electrons flowing, dropping the battery by 10% - 20%.

    Have a 2014 13" rMb which I treat the same 9/56/6320 (99.8%) same story with the 15" rMBP, however it`s not with me at present to get the numbers.

    Q-6
     
  4. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    "3/25/4942" – what do these numbers mean? I'm guessing the 4942 is mAh?
     
  5. polee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes mAh.
     
  6. BoneHead001, Jul 26, 2015
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    BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    I had similar concerns with my battery usage. I went to see a Genius at the Apple Store. They ran their diagnostic software and determined that my battery was normal. My numbers are 2/19/5081-5121

    I now have taken Queen6’s advice and use the rMB plugged in the wall and use it on battery less of the time to save on wasting battery cycles.
     
  7. rajivhifi macrumors member

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    Read the title of the thread.
     
  8. BoneHead001, Jul 26, 2015
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    BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I saw that. (Sorry, I saw that later. I feel like a doofus.)
    I’m thinking maybe the unusual battery readings are because it is a new battery technology?
     
  9. polee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip. Think this is what I will do too.
     
  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Yes, it`s better to use portable Mac`s off the mains supply from time to time, as it helps to keep the battery "healthy" run the rMB off the mains supply until the battery percentage reads around 80% and recharge, once or twice a month is enough.

    Q-6
     
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  12. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    Woah, how do you have 5111 mAh? I have 3/19/5081.
     
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  16. TommyBoy5 macrumors member

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    Wow....are you sure you guys are USING your ultra portable rMB?

    3 months / 115 load cycles / 4909 mAh maximum charge (all from Coconut Battery)
     
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    5 days / 4 cycles / 4792mAh

    damn! i think mine has serious problem with the battery!
     
  19. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    sorry to sound like a noob, but how can I check mine as well please?
     
  20. kkchanspider macrumors newbie

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    download coconut Battery.
     
  21. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    thanks
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    3 months / 31 cycles / 5037

    instead of looking at MAH, you should really look at percent..that is your battery health under design capacity. If it is below 85% this early on, then you probably have an issue.
     
  23. kkchanspider macrumors newbie

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    i just shake the rMB hard... now I'm getting 5 days / 4 cycles / 5297mAh back!
     
  24. polee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Go to "About this Mac", then click "System Report", then click "Power".
     
  25. BoneHead001, Aug 13, 2015
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    BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    My new MacBook’s battery was just replaced. Now the reading is: 1 week/2 cycles/5310 mAh
     

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