Calling all 17" UMBP owners!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ayeying, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    #1
    Here's the deal. Apparently, it seems that Apple's battery creation has some weird anomalies that is.. well.. just weird.

    Here's how you do this:

    - Goto The "Apple" in the Top Left Corner, select "About This Mac"
    - Select "More Info..."
    - Goto "Power" on the side
    - Copy all info from "Battery Information" (Don't need System Power Settings)

    So far, I have:

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-bq20z951-3a35-7112
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0042
    Hardware Revision: 0001
    Cell Revision: 0119
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 12489
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 12518
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 26
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -3048
    Voltage (mV): 8188

    or, 12518 mAh as 100% charged.

    It seems that one of the users here have over 17000 mAh, which is awkward because iFixit stated their test system only had 12xxx mAh also.

    I want to see how many people have the 12xxx mAh or if there's anyone else who is lucky, have over 17xxx mAh as their max capacity.

    Please also state if you have calibrated your battery or not.
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

    kastenbrust

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    I calibrated it fully (the full 5 hour whammy) when i got it, and once since.

    Picture posted below

    I've already posted it, but you know, for starting off this thread i guess it wont hurt. I'll post my colleagues tomorrow as well because he has 17XXX mAh too. (we both live in the UK if that helps).
     

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  3. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is currently 12819 mAh. 2 full cycles so far. I didnt calibrate it when I got it.

     
  4. lscangus macrumors 6502

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    Mine is just 12XXX = =

    Will try to calibrate tonight
     
  5. Blaker macrumors newbie

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    I am in Canada, mine has a capacity of 12824mAh, Voltage around 7700. I calibrated twice when i first got it, the first time i didn't follow perfectly the instructions, but i fixed that the next time.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I know, it's odd not to have used the battery. I've been doing a lot of work with FW drives connected, so haven't needed to run off battery.

    UBMBP 17" 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB 5400 (stock configuration):
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 12494
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 12729
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 0
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 8296


    No calibration, but I don't believe these require it.
     
  7. MAGICMOXTER macrumors regular

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    Stock 2009 Uni MBP 17", 9 days old
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 17754
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 17790
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 1
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 8280
     
  8. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Did you calibrate your battery?

    Just curious as this is the second person with 17000+ battery and I think kastenbrust said he calibrated it.
     
  9. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-bq20z951-3a36-6c08
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0042
    Hardware Revision: 0001
    Cell Revision: 0119
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4635
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 13055
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 9
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 6116
    Voltage (mV): 7817

    13055 here. Calibrated it when I first got it.
     
  10. MAGICMOXTER macrumors regular

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    yes callibrated mine but only once
    did this
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490
    dosnt mention 17 inch uni tho
     
  11. Blaker macrumors newbie

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    Calibrating the battery can't conceivably raise the mAh by five thousand. This is ridiculous. I really want to know if there are more people, I might have to demand one of the high capacity ones. It is BS that some of the laptops have 1.5 times the battery capacity of others.
     
  12. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    To the people with 17k+, how long does your battery last realistically? Please post which video card you're using, your brightness setting and how long your battery says it will last at full charge. If you can, please do this when your machine is idling or during light web browsing.
     
  13. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

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    If you do the math, at full brightness while gaming, I use ~5000 mAh. If you have the capacity of (easier calculation) 18,000 mAh.

    18,000 / 5,000 = ~3.6 Hours (Realistically: 3 Hours, maybe 3.5 Hours)

    Which is a heck of a lot better than us 12-13,000 mAh owners. We'd only get:

    12,000 / 5,000 = ~2.4 Hours (Realistically: 2 Hours)
    13,000 / 5,000 = ~2.6 Hours (Realistically: 2 Hours)
     
  14. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    I hear that.. I'm going to the 2 local Apple stores here and going to check the display models, if one of them shows 17k I'm going to exchange mine. I have only had this since Thursday the 5th, no way I'm going to miss the chance at a 17k battery. This is insane with such a huge difference.

    I don't think calibration is the answer either, was just curious if he did. I am however going to calibrate it just to see if any changes take place as to the total volume.
     
  15. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    Capacity of my battery is listed as 12783.
    Shows two cycles. I've calibrated once.
     
  16. PLin macrumors 6502

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    If you type this command in the Terminal, you can see what the Design Capacity of the battery is:

    ioreg -l | grep Capacity

    After 7 charge cycles, my Max Capacity is 13021, which makes sense, since the Design Capacity is 13000. I'd be curious to see what the Design Capacity is for those who are showing 17000.
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, that's really high. Did you just pull the Magsafe out and take a screenshot, or did you wait a few minutes for everything to stabalise first? :confused:
     
  18. Pagga macrumors 6502

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    2 cycles
    12714 capasity, have calibrated twice
     
  19. philips macrumors regular

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    Here is mine (working on battery atm, 94% charge):

    Code:
    Battery Information:
    
      Model Information:
      Serial Number:	DP-bq20z951-3a47-74c6
      Manufacturer:	DP
      Device name:	bq20z951
      Pack Lot Code:	0000
      PCB Lot Code:	0000
      Firmware Version:	0042
      Hardware Revision:	0001
      Cell Revision:	0119
      Charge Information:
      Charge remaining (mAh):	12203
      Fully charged:	Yes
      Charging:	No
      Full charge capacity (mAh):	12770
      Health Information:
      Cycle count:	2
      Condition:	Good
      Battery Installed:	Yes
      Amperage (mA):	-222
      Voltage (mV):	8126
    
    Have no clue what is it - so probably not.
     
  20. RX64MACBOOKPRO macrumors member

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    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-bq20z951-3a31-6ce0
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0042
    Hardware Revision: 0001
    Cell Revision: 0119
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 12312
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 12645
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 2
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 8267
     
  21. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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  22. applevik macrumors member

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    Calibrated once:

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-bq20z951-3a33-6b2d
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0042
    Hardware Revision: 0001
    Cell Revision: 0119
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 12373
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 12752
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 11
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -2060
    Voltage (mV): 8165
     
  23. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-bq20z951-3a36-66cb
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: bq20z951
    Pack Lot Code: 0000
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0042
    Hardware Revision: 0001
    Cell Revision: 0119
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 12530
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 12847



    I WANT 17000 as well!!
     
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  25. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like the vast majority are in the 12K's. Just two so far in the17's? Mine should be delivered later today. I'll try a before and after calibration and get back to you.......
     

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