How many charge cycles are on your current macbook?

How many charge cycles do you go through per month?

  • 1 - 10

    Votes: 32 36.4%
  • 11 - 24

    Votes: 22 25.0%
  • 25 - 49

    Votes: 10 11.4%
  • 50 - 100

    Votes: 7 8.0%
  • >100

    Votes: 17 19.3%

  • Total voters
    88

Meister

Suspended
Original poster
Oct 10, 2013
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4,265
And how long do you have it already?

Mine is 9 months old and only 83 cylces :)
 
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556fmjoe

macrumors 68000
Apr 19, 2014
1,604
904
No idea how many I go through per month, but I currently have ~500 cycles on it. Current max capacity is about 37 wh.
 

556fmjoe

macrumors 68000
Apr 19, 2014
1,604
904
how long did you have your mb for?
A couple months, but it was used when I got it. It had 489 cycles when I booted it up the first time, but I haven't had OS X on it since the day I bought it so I haven't been keeping track.
 

BrettApple

macrumors 65816
Apr 3, 2010
1,098
375
Heart of the midwest
Early 2008 MB New battery 4 cycles.
Late 2008 MB only about 100 then battery swelled (2008-2013), about 50 on the new one.
Early 2009 MB forget, but 351 since mid 2012 on 2nd battery
Mid 2009 MBP 13" umm, ballpark 300-400
Mid 2010 MBP 15" (2.4) 700 something on original battery. Works fine.
Mid 2010 MBP 15" (2.53) less than 150 on original battery. Desk bound mostly.
Late 2013 rMBP (bought last month) 11. The thing lasts so darn long on a charge.

I'd love to get a count off my phones though, my Droid Incredible went through over 1,000 cycles on the original 1300 mAh battery, still ticking too. Got it in 2010 and retired in Jul 2012. But still sees use as a camera, GPS, and web device.

And my iPod touch I've had since 2010 would probably be close to 1,000 by now. It was used almost daily till I sold it a bit ago.

*Mac's in bold were mine since new, all others are preowned.*
 

leman

macrumors G3
Oct 14, 2008
9,964
4,550
You all lose. 835 load cycles on a 702 days old rMBP. Yeah, thats over a cycle per day! :cool:
 

SarcasticJoe

macrumors 6502a
Nov 5, 2013
599
207
Finland
My 2011 Macbook Pro is right now at 98 cycles (CoconutBattery claims it's at 90% capacity), however that figure is somewhat misleading as I rarely end up using even half the charge between recharges.

Brought it down to less than 10% last week and the previous time I did that was over a year ago. Interestingly CoconutBattery at the same time dropped it's estimate of the battery's capacity from 94% (taken a week earlier) to 90%.
 

Bri in Mtl

macrumors member
May 29, 2013
85
4
If it shows 100% charged at the top menu bar why doesn't it show fully charged below? (10 month old 13")

Charge Information:
Charge Remaining (mAh): 5837
Fully Charged: No
Charging: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 6093
Health Information:
Cycle Count: 159
Condition: Normal
Battery Installed: Yes
 

NiCk-

macrumors regular
Jun 11, 2007
170
89
15'' rMBP (2012)

According to CoconutBattery:

25 months - 138 cycles

93.6% health

Maximum charge: 7920mAh
Design capacity: 8460 mAh
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,360
701
If it shows 100% charged at the top menu bar why doesn't it show fully charged below?
Battery charge level readings are estimates, and not perfectly accurate.
My 2011 Macbook Pro is right now at 98 cycles (CoconutBattery claims it's at 90% capacity), however that figure is somewhat misleading as I rarely end up using even half the charge between recharges
Every time you charge doesn't represent a cycle, so if you drain it to 60% and recharge, you're only using 40% of a cycle. Read the WHAT IS A CYCLE section of the Battery FAQ to understand how cycles work.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.