Official Battery Health Thread



nateDEEZY

macrumors 6502a
Jan 24, 2007
696
0
San Francisco, CA
What're you feeding that battery to be at 100% health after 26 cycles?:eek:
http://www.apple.com/au/batteries/notebooks.html

Standard Maintenance
For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Apple does not recommend leaving your portable plugged in all the time. An ideal use would be a commuter who uses her MacBook Pro on the train, then plugs it in at the office to charge. This keeps the battery juices flowing. If on the other hand, you use a desktop computer at work, and save a notebook for infrequent travel, Apple recommends charging and discharging its battery at least once per month. Need a reminder? Add an event to your desktop’s iCal.
 

paddy

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2005
652
0
TN
MB 2.16
Age 3 months
Cycles 76
Capacity 92%.

Not too bad I suppose.

Edit: It's since jumped back up to 100% according to iStat and CoconutBattery, weird but I'm not complaining!
 

phatphil

macrumors member
Jul 6, 2007
34
0
MB 1.83 Core 2 Duo
Age: 9 months
Cycles: 406
Capacity: 92%

Guess I'm the only one that likes to run on battery. :eek:
 

dollystereo

macrumors 6502a
Oct 6, 2004
900
104
France
MBP CD 2.0GHZ 18 month old (first macbook pro, week 14)
Battery 1
Health 90%
Cycles 67

Battery 2
Health 97%
Cycles 46
 

oldtime

macrumors 6502
Nov 27, 2007
376
323
2.0 ghz CD Macbook

Age: 16 months
Current cap.: 1372 mAh (26%)
Original cap.: 5200 mAh
Load cycles: 479

I know 479 is a lot of cycles, but to lose so much capacity is ridiculous. Can I go down to the Apple Store and have them swap out my battery for a new one? Is it covered under Apple Care?