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In T2, John Connor asks the Uncle Bob version of the T-800 how long he'll last. The T-800 responds by saying that he will exist for 120 years with his existing power cell.

Is there anything within the Terminator canon which states how long the other terminators would live - er, last - before failing? Other versions of the T-800, the T-850, T-1000, and T-X are the terminators in view here.

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    This seems very broad and open to opinion-based speculation. You might want to narrow it down.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 11, 2014 at 22:47
  • How is it open to speculation if the answer is based on canon?
    – user30592
    Commented Oct 11, 2014 at 22:48
  • Well, the latter two terminators you've mentioned are only found in a fairground ride.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 11, 2014 at 22:52
  • Is not the T-Infinity in a Terminator comic book?
    – user30592
    Commented Oct 11, 2014 at 22:54
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    @T-1000 this question should be easy for you to answer; how long will you last?
    – Moogle
    Commented Oct 12, 2014 at 0:25

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Based on the Randall Frakes novelisation of T2: Judgement Day, the answer is that the T-1000 and T-X are likely to remain functional indefinitely. Presumably self-recharging is one of the benefits of being made of a prototype liquid-metal alloy:

"Although terminators had internal chronometers, the T-1000 did not. It was part of Skynet’s new design. Knowledge of time had its uses, but in most cases of pursuit, it was an unnecessary element. Time did not matter when the thing after you could not be killed, could not be stopped, and would never tire"

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