Battery Loadcycles on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Carmy, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Carmy macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I have had my MBP for 3 months and Coconut Battery tells me that i have done 11 battery load cycles. What exactly does that mean? I thought it meant when you have fully charged and then discharged your battery 100%-0%? but I have never done that.

    I usually charge it until about 80-90% and then let it go down to 40% before charging it again, is that good? I'm bloody clueless about how to keep my battery strong.

    So, what exactly IS a load cycle?

    and is 11 load cycles in 3 months good or bad?
  2. Shawnstra macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2008
    A load cycle is a full recharge and discharge. If you only charge till 90% etc, that's part of a cycle.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    It's a laptop, it's battery is meant to be used. 11 load cycles is neither good nor bad.

    Just use your computer as you wish to use it. Calibrate it once in a while and when the battery finally gives, buy another one.

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