Just how accurate is coconutBattery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ramzhh, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. ramzhh macrumors regular

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    I've had my MBP for less than 4 months and have had 54 loadcyles (something I'm trying to reduce, hopefully), and coconutBattery says my current battery capacity is 91%. I'm a bit worried. Is this accurate, or what? I've calibrated my battery about 4 days ago.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It's pretty accurate.


    Make sure you are doing the calibration properly.
     
  3. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular

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    id say it can be 5-7 % wrong, based solely on my experience... you should also check out http://guides.macrumors.com/Laptop_Battery_Guide

    mine was 94, then it went up to 97 after 2 days. it all about the chemicals..
     
  4. ramzhh thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am.


    Suggestions?
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Just keep using your battery regularly and then see the percentage after a week or two.
     
  6. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    Don't coconut battery and istat and all the programs like that just take the information from System Profiler and make it easier to display/read?
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You are correct.
     
  8. Covart Guest

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    Yep, CoconutBattery gets it's info direct from the computer. If you want to see where:

    click on About this Mac

    click More Info

    click Power


    All your info is right there. CoconutBattery is just easier to read and is a one click operation vice 3.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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