How many charge cycles does your battery have?

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors bot

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 68000

    zephead

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Location:
    in your pants
    #2
    I must've got lucky with my battery or something... Mine's almost at 300 cycles and it's still at 98%. It's been at 100% until about a week ago, too.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    #3
    Does this actually mean anything??

    [​IMG]
    As you can see I have had my Powerbook for a couple of years and it gets some major hammering! According to coconut battery it is still functioning at 100%.

    Great!!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    Location:
    Jakarta
    #4
    My MacBook apparently gained battery capacity at some point, which is weird. I have to say, it makes me wonder a little bit about it's accuracy, but it's still a good battery, and if this is right, I'm pretty lucky.
     

    Attached Files:

  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    #5
    I think this is because the current Mac notebook batteries don't suffer from the memory effect.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    zephead

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Location:
    in your pants
    #6
    Yeah... I think something screwed itself up there. There's no way a battery with an original capacity of 492 mAh has a capacity of 2769 mAh, with a current charge of 12080 mAh. :eek:
     
  7. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    #7
    For whatever reason I don't trust coconut battery. Especially since iStatPro says that I have 93 charge cycles. That, and my MB isn't plugged in right now.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. macrumors 6502a

    lostfan916

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal
  9. macrumors member

    heads up

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #9
    sorry to burst your bubble, but coconut battery is reading your battery info wrong.

    there's no way your battery originally had a capacity of only 492mAh, and theres no way you now have 12080mAh. If this were true, that means that your battery has more than 24x it's original capacity, and this would have exploded a long time ago if it were true.

    also, if you have 5400 charge cycles in only 24 months, thats 207 charges per month... and we all know there only 30 days in a month. that's about 7 full charges per day. this is impossible.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Location:
    Fredericton NB Canada
    #10
    Coconut battery never worked properly for me since installing Leopard.......
     
  11. bov
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #11
    yea coconut battery hasnt updated since Leopard i suppose.
     
  12. macrumors member

    heads up

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #12
    i hope they update coconut battery soon to work properly with leopard, and it would make more sense to turn it into a widget rather than an actual application.
     
  13. JDR
    macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago, IL

Share This Page