Determining Battery Health With Coconut?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by $MacUser$, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have a new Macbook air and it seems like I'm only getting 2/3 battery life...timed, using Apple's standards. 50% brightness, light web browsing. However, coconutBattery is telling me the overall capacity is ever so slightly higher than rated capacity?
     
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    miles01110

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    Battery life is dependent on usage, not what Coconut battery tells you.
     
  3. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Read the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had read that prior to posting. I'm following Apple's guidelines to a tee...if not being more conservative. And am still getting about 2/3 advertised life from the batt.

    Coconut has gone from showing the overall capacity at notably more than rated...now it's showing 98% of rated. I don't know exactly what's going on.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    As the Battery FAQ states:
     

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