ibook 14in battery

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by yishy, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    not sure if this is normal or not, but the battery display shows the charge dropping while its plugged in. i had my ibook plugged in (non-stop) for a couple days and the charge went down to 94% is this normal.

    Secondly what is the average battery length people have been getting on their ibook for regular use (word etc.)
     
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    yoda13

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    I have a 14" iBook as my backup computer. When it is working right, I get about 3:45 on a charge and the charge does not drop when it is plugged in. When the battery was new I got about 4:10. But it is a couple of years old now.
     
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    NusuniAdmin

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    on my ibook (sig below) i have gotten a max of 6:22 hours, with lotsa of battery saving things like low screen brightness
     
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    yoda13

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    The last post made me realize I should point out that my iBook is an old 700mhz G3. So its powersaving techniques probably aren't as good as the previous poster's G4. Also, I do not turn the settings down to conserve power.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    on the G4 at least, the battery will drop to 95 or 94% before charging back up to 100% again (this helps extend the battery life as opposed to constantly charging it to keep it at 100)

    on my ibook G4 1.2GHz i get 4+ hours

     

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