Macbook vs Ibook battery capacity over time

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by My Yute, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 27, 2005
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    I've had my macbook for a little less than 6 months and when I fire up coconut battery I see my current battery capacity is only 71% of the original capacity, after 61 load cycles. As a basis of comparison, i looked at the ebay listing for my ibook that I sold, and I see that after 10 months and 165 load cycles, it was still at 84% of capacity!

    Now the intel processors are more power hungry which I would think would affect the battery life of a single charge, but should it also so adversely affect battery capacity over time? Is this a normal battery capacity after this amount of months/load cycles?

    http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    Oct 30, 2006
    #2
    only 61 load cycles in 6 month? your machie is plugged most of the time? anyway it's chemical so it'll probably impossible to compare two batteries, there is probably so many factors that it's impossible to really know if the battery is failing or not. maybe you should do a calibration just in case?
     

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