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Number of Battery Cycles?


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I just saw that my battery had seven cycles. How many cycles should I get out of a MacBook Pro 15 inch?
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Not sure how many but my mbp is 13 months old with 17 cycles. It's running at 98% capacity

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Mac battery load cycles?

Check that out. I just did a quick search of the forums

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Apple has a great site for how to maintain and use your batteries properly for all of their devices:

Apple - Batteries

In addition, you'll find a lot of great information by searching here at Mac-Forums. There are many threads out there that you'll find useful on this subject:

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I just saw that my battery had seven cycles. How many cycles should I get out of a MacBook Pro 15 inch?
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Not sure which 15" MacBook Pro you have (you didn't say)...but if it's an older MBP 15" with the user replaceable battery...you're supposed to get around 300 charge/discharge cycles...if it's a newer 15" MBP with the "non-user replaceable battery"...you're supposed to get 1000.

But...remember...your "mileage" may & will vary depending on how the battery is maintained (see link earlier in this thread).

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p.s. Yes...I'm sure there are folks that have gotten more/less than the numbers mentioned above. The numbers are mostly for reference.

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Not sure which 15" MacBook Pro you have (you didn't say)...but if it's an older MBP 15" with the user replaceable battery...you're supposed to get around 300 charge/discharge cycles...if it's a newer 15" MBP with the "non-user replaceable battery"...you're supposed to get 1000.

But...remember...your "mileage" may & will vary depending on how the battery is maintained (see link earlier in this thread).

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p.s. Yes...I'm sure there are folks that have gotten more/less than the numbers mentioned above. The numbers are mostly for reference.
My new Macbook Pro finally arrived today after some issues with TNT international courier, but never the less... I had absolutely no idea these new batteries are meant to have a 1000 cycle count. That's great.
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My new Macbook Pro finally arrived today after some issues with TNT international courier, but never the less... I had absolutely no idea these new batteries are meant to have a 1000 cycle count. That's great.
Just in case anyone wanted to actually see it in writing (regarding 1000 charge/discharge cycles with the newer batteries)...here it is:

Apple - Batteries - Notebooks

...it actually says up to 1000 "full capacity" charge/discharge cycles. So if you factor in the number of charge/discharge cycles you will get at less than full capacity...that would or should be well over 1000 cycles.

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that makes me feel better about my previous macbook pro that was stolen after about a year or so, haha!
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i got around 450 cycles before it said it needed to be changed. it was at about 72%

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Not sure how many but my mbp is 13 months old with 17 cycles. It's running at 98% capacity
WOW!!! 13 months old and oonly 17 cycles? I just got my 2011 MBP and i'm already on my 16th cycle!

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Wife's is now 46 months old - 28 cycles - Max capacity is 103%.

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sorry to raise this but since we're in the issue regarding battery cycle... what is the optimum charging cycle do you guys do? I usually charge my battery when i hit 5% battery charge left and charge it to 100%. Once full, I take out my adapter.

I read this Apple - Batteries already but it didn't mention anything about this.

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sorry to raise this but since we're in the issue regarding battery cycle... what is the optimum charging cycle do you guys do? I usually charge my battery when i hit 5% battery charge left and charge it to 100%. Once full, I take out my adapter.

I read this Apple - Batteries already but it didn't mention anything about this.
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My MBP is two week old and at charge 11. I like the idea of 1000 cycles before replacement. I also like to long battery life MBP has when compared to my PC's.
Wow what a difference.
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Hi, I'm a new MBP owner and I just keep it plugged in while I use it. Is this the proper way to maximize the battery life?
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