what's a battery cycle?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 2056, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. 2056 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    new macbook owner here.. love it!

    what is a battery cycle?

    if i charge up the macbook all the way, unplug it, use 15% of the battery life and plug it back in.

    would this be considered a battery cycle? or do i have to reach a certain/different percentage level?

    i hope i've been searching in the right area. i'm finding things on calibrating your battery, but nothing that really tells me what apple considers a battery cycle.

    coconut battery users:
    why does coconut say that my macbook is 123 months old? a flaw in the software, maybe?
  2. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    A battery cycle is a complete discharge and recharge. If you took your battery to 50%, charged it up and took it to 50% again, that is 1 cycle. I am pretty sure on this.

    Not sure on the coconut battery issue.
  3. MAGICMOXTER macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    Because Coconut sucks big time. Its innacurate on lots of things.

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