Coconut battery extra capacity over original-macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by joebells, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. joebells macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    #1
    Hi I have had my macbook for over a month now and I just downloaded coconut battery and its telling me that my original capacity was 5200 mAh but that my current capacity is 5236 mAh. Thats kind of wierd isn't it? Or is that normal? I don't use it a ton on battery power but I do in little spurts and I've already ran it all the way down and charged it back up again besides the first initial calibration. It says 7 load cycles.
     
  2. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

    MacDonaldsd

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Location:
    London , UK
    #2
    Not 100% sure but i think it takes 4-10 load cycles for a battery to reach its max capacity so this would indeed explain things.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #3
    It's completely normal...every battery I've ever seen has started out higher than its stated capacity. If only they would remain there...
     
  4. joebells thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    #4
    I was thinking that because it would probably be hard to get the exact amount of the material in there everytime but wasn't sure so I just wanted to check.

    Thanks guess my battery is doing pretty well for being over a month old.
     
  5. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    #5
    Same thing happened with my PowerBook. After 6 months, I'm at 95% 'original' capacity.
     
  6. katy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    I'v had my Macbook for just over 3 weeks and the battery is down to 5160 mAH....Is that normal? Keeping in mind it does also say that i've had 26 loadcycles..
     
  7. drake macrumors 6502a

    drake

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    #7
    I;m at 95% after the first day. Its at 4991mAH or so, which is more than where I started.
     
  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

    xfiftyfour

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    Clemson, SC
    #8
    i've only had 7 load cycles and i'm already down to 96%...
     
  9. katy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    :O

    Im still at 99% (3+ weeks)
     
  10. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    #10
    Try running your laptop till the battery totally dies, then fully re-charging it, you will most likely get a higher readout of capacity from Coconutbattery after youve done that.
     
  11. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #11
    "about this mac" tells me i started with 5051mAh and i am now down to 5032mAh after 32 load cycles on my macbook. Its about 3 ish weeks old...

    I am not sure how 'they' calculate the remaining percentage but I get 99% remaining from my calc hahha.....
     

Share This Page