How many cycles does your battery have?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by techguy40, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. techguy40 macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2008
    What is consider a battery cycle? How is that calculated?

    It shows 5 battery cycles on my new macbook pro. I had my new macbook pro for almost 3 weeks now.
  2. techguy40 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2008

    I will try to keep it plug in when near an outlet to save on cycles use.
  3. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    Remember that load-cycles are not a direct indication of battery health. I have two MacBooks that are the same age. One has 187 load-cycles and still charges up to 5300 mAh+ (more than 100% health), while the other has only 5 load-cycles and only charges to about 5000 mAh (95%ish). That Apple battery info page is a good read, and explains why batteries that get a healthy charge and discharge every few days fair better those who remain constantly charged.

    Its good that you're taking this consideration before you kill the battery. :D

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