PB battery, 99%?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by reaper, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. reaper macrumors 6502

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    I am new to the world of pbs and I have a quick question. When I first got the pb, I calibrated the battery just as Apple advises - charging it fully, discharging it fully and then charging it fully again. During that process the battery percentage went to 100%.

    Recently, when charging my pb the battery level will stay at 99%, even though the indicator says "Battery is charged." Is this normal?

    - reaper
     
  2. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry

    Just found this thread which actually answers the question. The one time I didn't search before posting... sheesh.

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  3. stoid macrumors 601

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    Yup

    Sometimes, when I charge my battery it will go up to 100%, but then after a few hours (still plugged in) will drop to 99%

    I think that it prevents overcharging or some such damage to your PowerBook's battery.
     
  4. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That seems to be the case. It's great that they do that, but I wish they would tell us overprotective fools so we don't worry too much! :D

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