Loadcycles question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Liquinn, May 20, 2012.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hi, how do I avoid battery loadcycles on my Macbook Pro?

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  2. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    Dont charge it, then your portable machine will become a desktop.


    If thats what you want to do...
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Always have it plugged in... but you'll kill your battery by not using it anyways.
     
  4. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    And it will also kill your battery (i.e. it'll prevent it from re-charging correctly). I wouldn't recommend doing that.

    OP, is there a particular reason you want to avoid re-charging your battery? ..because it is totally normal and does not harm your system one bit.

    For example, mine has a bunch of loadcycles and it's still in good health.
     

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  5. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Just got a new ish book and am looking to get a battery for it. I see one one ebay for it with some 300 charge cycles and 90% capacity left- how long do you think it will last before failing on me? Its an A1281 removable battery.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't want to avoid cycles. Your battery needs to be used to stay healthy. Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug at any time, regardless of the charged percentage. Just make sure you don't run on AC power all the time, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  7. AussieDennis macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you do. The more load cycles you have the quicker the battery aka electrochemical cells will wear out.
     
  8. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Laptop batteries are meant to be used regularly, in a "normal" manner. If you use it abnormally, cycling it too frequently or cycling too infrequently, the battery will wear out quicker.

    My recommendation to the OP is to use the laptop as he/she normally would and not worry about battery. As you see in above screenshot, I've used mine pretty heavily in the course of a year, re-charging it almost every day and the battery is still in good health.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the link I posted and educate yourself.
     
  10. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    What would you say about the probable condition of a battery bought new 1 year ago and has only been used once?
     
  11. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    probably not good my friend. Probably not good
     
  12. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Why don't you download coconutBattery and tell us?
     
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I don't see where it says to take the battery out and shake it. Didn't we learn that in another post GGJ? :)
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, and I left out the part about waving your left hand over it while facing west and whistling, holding a pomegranate in your right hand, which removes any battery viruses. :D
     
  15. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Battery is being sold, dont have it yet but am wondering the probable condition :)

    My current battery is at a whopping 673 cycles and has 37% capacity, if you need know.

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    I need to find a pomegranate.......
     

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