battery gauge not consistent?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    hey,

    the battery gauge on my rMBP just can't make up it's mind. say the the gauge says i have another hour, but when i check it again (after couple of minutes) it says i have 1:33 hours. and when i check again, it says 57 minutes :confused::confused::confused:
    how do i solve this?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Set it to percent.

    The battery time indicator is fluctuating as it is dependent on current CPU usage.

    ______________________________________________________
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
    The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
    • BATTERY INFORMATION
    • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
    • AC POWER
    • CALIBRATION
    • BATTERY LIFESPAN
    • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
    • CHARGING
    • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
    • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
    • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY


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    Drew017

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    #3
    This is very true. Also because of the fluctuating processes, this makes the battery gauge a tad inaccurate ;) I'd suggest using the battery percentage as more of a guide as to when you need to plug up.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Be more consistent in the power demands of your usage.

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    Drew017

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    This made my day :p :D
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol

    Thanks for the answers
     

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