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how long should it take to fully charge a iBook battery?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Kyle Nerder, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

    My iBook is about 3.5 years old and the original battery would no longer hold a charge. I finally caved in and ordered a new Apple battery. I wanted to stay original with Apple.

    What I want to know is how long should it take to get a full charge?

    When I received the battery from Apple it had 33% in it. I fully charged it. I completely drained it over night and now it has 3 hours and it's only up 93%. Is this normal?

    I did notice that the overall life in incredible though, but I remember it charging much faster. I could be worng though.

    Let's hear your charging times and life times.
  2. macrumors 6502

    I don't think my powerbook has ever hit the 3 hour mark so be glad. of course, my G4 Pbook is hungry for power but hey. 3 hours isn't bad.
  3. macrumors 68000


    I think the original response to your post was off-topic. I think what you were asking is if 3 hours to charge up to 93% was normal. It definitely is; I have found my iBook to charge slower than some laptop PC's I've had, but the charge also lasts longer.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oh yes, especially when he said the following:


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