How many charge cycles have you gone through (MBA only)?

ducatiti

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 18, 2011
932
153
...and please provide the age of your system.

- 3 weeks
- 3 cycles

I mainly use this system while lying down so I have a powers source most of the time. I plan to run it down to 10% twice a month, maybe.
 

crazyxzer0

macrumors 6502
Oct 28, 2008
369
4
2 months
25 cycles
96% battery health.
6432mAh

I usually use it on the charger at work, and at home I use it lightly without the charger from 7pm-1130pm.
 
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GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
767
I mainly use this system while lying down so I have a powers source most of the time. I plan to run it down to 10% twice a month, maybe.
Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug any time you need to, regardless of the charged percentage, and you never need to completely drain your battery. Just make sure you don't run on AC power exclusively, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy. Running a few hours on battery every few days should be sufficient. 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.
 
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BigMcGuire

Contributor
Jan 10, 2012
5,172
6,388
California
7 Months
96% Health
32 Cycles

Plugged in most of the time. Yes, I drain to 50% once or twice a month or on the weekends when I forget to bring charger cord to weekend job. 2011 13' Air.
 
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GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
767
What happens when your cycles are 'up'? (im a new mac-user)
Nothing. Mac notebook batteries are designed to retain up to 80% of their health (maximum capacity) for up to 1000 cycles. Whether your cycles exceed that or whether your health drops below 80%, the battery is still usable. You just won't get as much life from a charge. I encourage you to read the Battery FAQ I posted earlier in this thread.
 
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calvol

macrumors 6502a
Feb 3, 2011
991
2
2010 13" Air
18 mos old
270 cycles
93% health

Used daily 2-6 hours, mostly on power source. Run battery down 1x month, shut down nightly....
 
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