MBP 2 Months Old, 7 Battery Cycles...OK?

BugsBunny

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my MBP is almost exactly two months old now, and my iStat widget is telling me I've gone through 7 cycles. I guess that means I'm cycling it a little less than once a week...I keep it plugged in while using it at my desk, but take it around the house sometimes (once per week, I suppose)...is that alright for decent battery life?

And on the other hand, once I go to school in three weeks, I'll probably be cycling it almost daily M-F as I take it to class, and then leaving it plugged in all weekend...will that be alright for decent battery life?
 

BugsBunny

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but isn't there something to the fact that not cycling it properly/leaving it plugged in kills the cycles? that's more what i was alluding to...
 

noodle654

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WHen you store your battery for a long time, they say to leave the battery half charged. I think you are supposed to do a full battery drainage every month (empty your battery completely).
 

AHDuke99

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hell i plug it in when i'm at my desk and dont when i'm not. i dont shallow charge it ever. ive been through 123 cycles since buying it in september.
 

giganten

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my MBP is almost exactly two months old now, and my iStat widget is telling me I've gone through 7 cycles. I guess that means I'm cycling it a little less than once a week...I keep it plugged in while using it at my desk, but take it around the house sometimes (once per week, I suppose)...is that alright for decent battery life?

And on the other hand, once I go to school in three weeks, I'll probably be cycling it almost daily M-F as I take it to class, and then leaving it plugged in all weekend...will that be alright for decent battery life?
Mine is almost 2 months to I think and I have 6 cycles.
 

amusiccale

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Jun 5, 2007
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3 months, 12 cycles, 100% health (5512 mAh)

When it comes time to return to university, the cycles may increase. Full battery discharge each month seems like a good plan for desk-tethered people like myself.