13" MBP battery all over the map

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cosrocket, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. cosrocket macrumors regular

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    I have a 2011 13" MBP. I calibrated the battery, but it seems that from minute to minute there can be wild swings in what it shows for remaining battery time. One minute it can say 7 some odd hours, and the next 4 and back to 6 etc..

    Is this normal and if it isn't is there anything I can do to get a more accurate read?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Normal, as the CPU fluctuates.
    A better reading would be setting the battery icon in the Menu Bar to percent (%).

     
  3. JosephRedfern macrumors newbie

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    Would be better if it gave a reading based on the last 5 or so minutes of CPU usage, IMO.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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