Is this normal? (large number of charges)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSchule, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. iSchule macrumors member

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    I just downloaded coconut Battery for my 13 inch macbook pro I got the week it came out and it says I charged it 251 times in 9 months.. Is it just me or does that seem like a little much? or should i not be worried..
     
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    So you bought it around June and it has 251 cycles already?

    That is more than one cycle per day, do you use your MBP that much on battery?

    What does Coconut say about battery health?
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    That sounds like a relatively heavy battery usage. But it depends on how you use your computer. What you should be most concerned about by far is that the computer does what you want it to do. The battery is just a battery. It can always be replaced.
     
  4. iSchule thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think i use it with out the charger that much.. it says i still have 99% health which is good. but this is still a bit weird.
     
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  6. tkboss88 macrumors member

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    lol my charge cycle is at 234 and i had since launch. don't feel too bad man. i'm going to wear this thing down and just get a new battery =D it's still covered under warranty for another 4 months =D i have the new 13" MBP btw
     
  7. iSchule thread starter macrumors member

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    well it seems like I really do have that many charges.. Its obviously not hurting the battery I just charge it to much! Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's a lot. Honestly, batteries were designed to be used. Losing battery capacity is inevitable. Don't worry.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  9. iSchule thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah it is a lot. I didn't think i charged it that much....
     
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    if you use it a lot, than that isnt to bad of a number.
     
  13. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    I haven't checked mine before (blackbook, about 4 years old). Ive had it for about 2 years (replacement battery) and it says... 91. And the battery holds a charge for about 20 minutes.

    That MBP refresh cant come any sooner...
     

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