battery life estimation

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    After getting my Macbook on saturday, i have attempted to calibrate the batter a couple of times (ran the battery down to reserve power, then had it run on AC until charged and some hours after fully charged). This was supposed to train the battery to learn how much it has left. When im running on just battery power, the estimated time left seems to fluctuate quite frequently. Will this eventually get straightened out, or does it continually try to adjust whenever i do anything on battery power?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Its fluctuation is intelligent and on purpose; it tells you how much time you have left while doing that activity. E.g. if you open photoshop, the battery life will go down, while decreasing brightness makes it go up.
     
  3. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. psychofreak Retired

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    No problem.
     
  5. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    I've never done this on my iBook and the battery estimation is always very accurate
     

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