Mabook battery reading help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macornomac, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. macornomac macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Can someone that knows about battery info look at this and tell me how to read it. Right now i'm running off battery and it's not plugged in and it's at 96 percent showing. Is this battery still healthy?????? Also does the full charge capacity mean what health the battery is in????? I've had this macbook for almost a year. Thanks so much.

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: DP-ASMB016-36c5-c04c
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB016
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 102a
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0102
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4995
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5128
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 168
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1632
    Voltage (mV): 12269
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The default menu bar tells you what capacity is remaining as in what percent of the battery is charged, so when you use it goes down, eventually to zero when it you have recharge; battery health is "Full charge capacity (mAh)"/"Design Capacity" x 100. Or you can get an app called CoconutBattery.
  3. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    So I need coconut battery to tell me my true health of my battery or is that option in profiler good enough?
  4. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    coconut battery just takes that information and makes it easier to understand
  5. macornomac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Oh yeah one more quick question with the charger plugged in do you guys sometimes get a little buzzing noise from the charger??? Like I know its from the charger because when I hear it, I remove it and its gone. What the hell is that??? It's not so bad but I can hear it.
  6. Bariwasmypart macrumors newbie


    Jan 16, 2008
    I think i might be in trouble

    I just bought a brand new macbook and when going into the system profiler it displays this information

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 1523
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4898
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 15
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1243
    Voltage (mV): 11161

    Now isn't the full charge capacity a little low because i've seen several people in the 5000's also last night I left it plugged in for nine hours on sleep and it didn't charge. What is the problem and is there any way i can fix it

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