Loadcycles question

gorskiegangsta

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Dont charge it, then your portable machine will become a desktop.
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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Astroboy907

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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.
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.
 

GGJstudios

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

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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:
 

AussieDennis

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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:
Yes, you do. The more load cycles you have the quicker the battery aka electrochemical cells will wear out.
 

gorskiegangsta

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

Astroboy907

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

GGJstudios

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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? :)
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
 

Astroboy907

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Why don't you download coconutBattery and tell us?
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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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
I need to find a pomegranate.......
 

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