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Ipad2 battery life

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by twinguy, Nov 17, 2012.

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    Anyone know how long the battery will last on the ipad2 before it would have to be replaced, Just wondering,
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    you are right i have also searched it on interner it is thousand full charge cycles.
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    I wonder what the average time that represents? Two years? One year? Hmmmmmm.....
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    I tend to recharge my iPad every second day. Lets see, that's at least 5 years. Not too shabby! Well before that I'll probably bite the bullet and get the iPad13


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    Assuming one full charge cycle every day, that's almost 2 years and 9 months.
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    I find that I don't drive my machines that hard, so I expect to get double this. I'm sure I'd be bore with the tech before the battery runs how. And if you have more than one tablet....
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    1000 FULL CHARGE cycles. I've seen that too but only now stopped to think. What is really meant by Full Charge Cycle? Completely run down to say 10% or empty? I recharge every second day when on my usage it is usually very close to 40%. That's not a Full Charge Cycle is it?
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    No it isn't. From 40% to 100% is only 60% of a full charge cycle.
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    Full charge cycle is 100%. If you charge from 40% to 80%, then 60% to 80% then 60% to 100% then added together they equal one full charge cycle.

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    Which is why I just charge mine up all the time when I'm not using it and it is convenient to do so. I don't "slave" myself into worrying about charge cycles.
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    Thanks Skyfan and Gabriel. That's what I thought a full recycle was. But now really puzzled. Does that mean if I recharge daily from say 80% (ie every 5 charges is a full cycle)


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    Exactly!
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    Sorry about the confused posts. Getting late


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    If you are still using it in 13 years time I'm guessing that your software will be about a decade out of date!

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    Spot on guys, Thanks


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    I always use my tablets to the full without worrying about battery life, because I want to take full advantage of their convenience, and the battery is replaceable if it comes down to it. Either you can replace it yourself or, in iPad's case, you can send it to Apple for about $100 for a replacement. Of course, by then, it might not be worth replacing.

    I've had iPad 1 since day one of the 3G model and used it like crazy. During the first year of use, when I was taking a year off work, I often drained it once a day. I'm not careful with charging -- I often use it till it's drained. After 2.5 years, its battery is still going strong. Its guts are showing age because newer firmware, apps and graphic-intensive websites are crashing or slowing it, though. So for me, the battery has outlived the iPad's innards.
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    That's good to know KayKayKay. Comforting to know that by the time my iPad battery gives up the ghost we'll all be using newer models that we can only strain our imaginations about what they will be like.
    The new "iPadSoft" after Apple takes over Microsoft, maybe?
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