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Razzz
Dec 11, 2011, 11:13 PM
i have installed a battery health app, it says I'm 98% full, not charging ( is plugged in ) BUT one of my battery cells is 0%

:confused: im confused, does this mean that one of my batteries is broken??

please help. thanks



GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 11:14 PM
i have installed a battery health app, it says I'm 98% full, not charging ( is plugged in ) BUT one of my battery cells is 0%

It's normal that it stops charging between 93-99%. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

Razzz
Dec 11, 2011, 11:15 PM
It's normal that it stops charging between 93-99%. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

that wasn't my question, the battery app i have shows 3 cells, both are full, one is empty

GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 11:19 PM
that wasn't my question, the battery app i have shows 3 cells, both are full, one is empty
What app is it? What does System Profiler show as your battery condition?

Razzz
Dec 11, 2011, 11:25 PM
What app is it? What does System Profiler show as your battery condition?

its called battery inspector, system profiler??? the system information power tab? it says normal but idk the app was showing 3 full cells a week or 2 ago....

GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 11:30 PM
its called battery inspector, system profiler??? the system information power tab? it says normal but idk the app was showing 3 full cells a week or 2 ago....
I would trust Mac OS X more than a 3rd party app. For battery specs, iStat Pro (http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatpro/) and iStat Menus (http://bjango.com/apps/istatmenus/) are pretty reliable. Even coconutBattery (http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/) has known issues.

Razzz
Dec 11, 2011, 11:33 PM
I would trust Mac OS X more than a 3rd party app. For battery specs, iStat Pro (http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatpro/) and iStat Menus (http://bjango.com/apps/istatmenus/) are pretty reliable. Even coconutBattery (http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/) has known issues.

heres a like to the picture, is this normal :0 :confused:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/403/img1805h.jpg/

GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 11:39 PM
heres a like to the picture, is this normal :0 :confused:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/403/img1805h.jpg/
What model battery does System Profiler show?

Razzz
Dec 11, 2011, 11:45 PM
What model battery does System Profiler show?

Battery Information:

Model Information:
Serial Number: D86123703...
Manufacturer: SMP
Device Name: bq20z451
Pack Lot Code: 0
PCB Lot Code: 0
Firmware Version: 406
Hardware Revision: 1
Cell Revision: 173
Charge Information:
Charge Remaining (mAh): 4400
Fully Charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4480
Health Information:
Cycle Count: 76
Condition: Normal
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): -364
Voltage (mV): 8322

GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 11:52 PM
Battery Information:
Your battery is fine. I would disregard the Battery Inspector report on cells. I can't find detailed stats on that battery model, but I believe it has 12 cells, not 3. If that's the case, the cell report in BI is bogus, anyway.

Queen6
Dec 12, 2011, 08:31 AM
The app is wrong, delete it as it is only giving you misleading information, you really dont need to worry too much at all about the battery in a newer Mac