PB Battery Update

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by beerguy, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. beerguy macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2003
    This showed up in software update today:

    About the Battery Update

    The Battery Update enhances the performance of the battery to ensure that full capacity is available for your PowerBook or iBook.

    System Requirements

    Installation of the Battery Update requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

    The Battery Update supports the following products:

    iBook (Dual USB)
    iBook (Late 2001)
    iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM)
    iBook (32 VRAM)
    iBook G4 (12-inch)
    PowerBook G4 (12-inch)
    PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI)
    PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW 800)
    PowerBook G4 (17-inch)
    PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz)
    Note: Once the Battery Update software has been installed, each battery you install in your PowerBook or iBook will be updated automatically.

    © Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iBook, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    Any thoughts? Should I re-calibrate my battery after installing the update?
  2. celaurie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2003
    Scotland, UK.
    Interesting the battery on my new iBook G4 just went from 4.5 hours to 3 hours after updating...
  3. beerguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2003
    I installed and booted right after posting.

    My battery that was 100% charged now shows 84% and charging again. I wonder if the issue with the AL PBs was that they were registering completely charged prematurely.
  4. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    This made absolutley no difference to my 17", I still get 2-2.5 hours off a full charge, but am rarely working without a PSU anyway, as most of what I do is audio/video based and I'm powering FW drives and USB peripherals.

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