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

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ducatiti, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    ...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.
     
  2. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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  4. drsox macrumors 65816

    drsox

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    Age : 11 months
    Cycles : 164
    Health : 90%

    Info from iStat Pro
     
  5. cedwhatev macrumors 6502

    cedwhatev

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    Age: 13 months
    Cycles: 59
    Battery Health: 92%
     
  6. wditters macrumors member

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  9. psavage macrumors newbie

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    MBA 3,1
    Cycles - 416
    Age - 23 months
    Bat capacity - 91%
     
  10. Spoonz macrumors member

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  13. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    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.
     
  14. Vandefilm macrumors regular

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    What happens when your cycles are 'up'? (im a new mac-user)
     
  15. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    MBA 2011 Ultimate
    1 year

    54 cycles
    Battery Health 96%

    I still get around 7.5 hours on a charge and there is a 3% error in these battery monitoring apps anyway.
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  17. cschmelz macrumors 6502

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    MacBookAir 3,2
    Age 18 moths
    Cycles 165

    Design 6700 mAh
    Current 5940 mAh
     
  18. tomaseriksson macrumors member

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    I have pretty low charge count:
    [​IMG]

    More impressive uptime though when I check the internal HDD's Power On Hours:
    [​IMG]
     
  19. needfx, Oct 1, 2012
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    needfx macrumors 68040

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    I'll care when charges will last less than 1,5hrs

    in the mean time

    mba 11"
    202 cycles
    90%
    purchased 25Oct11
     

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  20. needfx macrumors 68040

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    google: coconut battery

    freeware
     
  21. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    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....
     
  22. needfx macrumors 68040

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    all-you-can-melt-apalooza
     
  23. razmarino macrumors member

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    2011mba11"ultimate 11months old
    326 cycles, 95% health
     
  24. Duncs65 macrumors newbie

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    MBA 2010 3,2

    17 Months Old

    Capacity 93%

    185 Cycles
     
  25. Jobsian macrumors 6502a

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    wow. I thought mine was high at 90 after approx 3 months. In terms of rate, you win so far.
     

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