iStat says battery is 97% charged even thought it's plugged in.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by xvrockerlouvx, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. xvrockerlouvx macrumors newbie

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    Health says 100%, but the 97% charged thing is weird, since it's plugged in. Also, it says it has had 3 charge cycles, but all I did was charge it fully when I first got it (before i even turned it on), and then ran it down once, and back up. Kept it plugged in ever since. I just got it a week ago. Is the 97% thing normal? and why does it say 3 cycles instead of 1, thanks.
     
  2. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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    Waukesha WI
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    On page 52 of my powerbook user guide "...you might sometimes notice that the battery does not attain full 100% charge when the power adapter is attached. This is normal behavior; battery life is saved when charging is not continuously cycled on and off when the battery's charge capacity is between 95 and 100%"

    Hope that helps.

    Bill
     

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