Why does the Air count this as a battery cycle?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PaulWog, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. PaulWog Suspended

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    It counts cycles. I have 7 cycles. However two of those cycles were charges from 75% battery life back up to 100%.

    That's not actually a full cycle is it? I would presume 1000 of those would be different than 1000 of say... going down to 25% and back up to 100%.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    A cycle is the battery draining and charging a total of 100% battery life. Example: I use 50% on Monday, 25% on Tuesday, and 25% on Wednesday. Each night I charge it up to 100% again. On Wednesday night, when the battery charged to 100%, the cycle count was increased by one.

    Its also possible that it came from the factory with a few cycles on it.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That should only be one cycle. however, I have notice my MacBook counting cycles in weird ways.
     
  4. MilkMan4 macrumors regular

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    how do you tell how many cycles you've been thru?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Use coconutBattery to check it.
     
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Click on the Apple Menu, then go to About this Mac, then under System Information scroll down to where it says "Power." It will tell you how many cycles are used up (this is from memory since I'm not at my Mac).
     

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