Recently found this app, don't know what it means

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RyanMacm, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. RyanMacm macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2012
    Just bumped into this application called: Coconut Battery. Downloaded it and saw this but I don't understand it. Can someone explain to me if this is good or bad information? lol.

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  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  3. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    my laptop is 14 months old. i use the battery a whole lot. every day for several hours. my health is still 93%. so yours should be fine for a long time.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I would think an app such as CoconutBattery is rather self explanatory...

    But since I have time on my hands, I'll do the full rundown from top to bottom.

    Current charge: Quantity of energy currently stored in the battery, measured in mAh(milliamps-hour).

    Maximum charge: Maximum quantity of energy the battery is able to hold.

    The meter shows (in %) the ratio : Current/Maximum.

    Current Capacity: Exactly the same thing as maximum charge. This number will decrease with time and use of the battery.

    Design Capacity: The amount of energy the battery was able to hold when brand new.

    The meter (in %) shows the ratio: Current/Design, this will go down with use and time as the battery ages.

    MacModel: The model identifier of your MacBook Pro, here it says MacBook Pro 8,1, 8 meaning 8th generation, the ,1 means it is a 13" (the 15" is ,2, the 17, ,3).

    Age of your mac: Current time from date of manufacture to now.

    Battery load cycle: Number of times your battery was used up 100% and fully charged. This does not have to be done all at once. Charging down to 90% and back up to 100% 10 times is considered 1 battery cycle.

    Battery temperature: Do I really need to explain this?

    Battery power usage: The amount of power being drawn from the battery is displayed. It says zero there because you're plugged into the wall.
  5. bdodds1985, Feb 18, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012

    bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a


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