charge cycles

abc123

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Apr 26, 2004
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i've noticed in tiger that you can see how many battery charge cycles you have done in the system profiler. i have an old ibook running panther and i'd like to see how many charge cycles it has done too but because i can't put tiger on it (i'm sure i can but i don't want to go to all the trouble just to see a number).

is there any other way i can find it out, eg. a terminal command.

my powerbook was at 357 after about 15 months but towards the end there it was showing major faults and i just got a new one. i've been told the fact that it went though so many charge cycles is why the battery ended up not working properly but i'm sure this ibook will have gone though many more charges in its time and it still gets almost four hours out of it :/
 

abc123

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Apr 26, 2004
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i picked up my new battery today and i'm getting this info from my powerbook
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4400,"Amperage"=18446744073709550672,"Current"=4033,"Voltage"=12044,"Flags"=4,"AbsoluteMaxCapacity"=4400})

are flags the number of charge cycles?

the system profiler is telling me nothing at the moment where as before i got my new battery it did, weird :/
 
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