Macbook battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zinibuda, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. zinibuda macrumors newbie

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    I have read a lot of forums and discussions about the Mac battery. The normal life should be around 300 Charges. Mine has already more than 722 and is about 2 years old, but still has 100% life with sometimes dropping to 96%.

    Has somebody else exp. this kind of long life of the battery ? How long can a battery actually last ?
     

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  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    614 cycles

    614 cycles and 78 percent of org life
     

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  3. cerealj macrumors member

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    That's a sweet background. Do you know where the photo was taken?
     
  4. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    It looks fine to me..I'm guessing you are taking care of your MB very well then :).
     
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Can you tell us how you've treated your battery? Have you kept it plugged in a lot? How do you charge it (full charge, full discharge)?
     
  6. zinibuda thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no special secret.
    I do it usually like that. I charge my battery until the green light, then i leave it charging for another 1-2 hours (because there is still some space on the battery). Then I unplug it and work on battery until it drains to force sleep. After the computer falls sleeping, i plug the AC in, and start all over. Once a week or two weeks I try to plan my work this way, that I leave my Mac in sleep mode overnight, so It drains to zero. That explains the big amount of charging circles.
    Once i had an jump, so the battery health dropped in on night to 34 %, but after recalibration it was 100% again.
     
  7. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    I've got a macbook life that, though I only unplug mine about once every one - two weeks, yeah coconutBattery says for me at about 140 charges, that I still have 100% full charge
     

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