TiBook battery going strong with 694 cycles

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by scottlinux, May 2, 2007.

  1. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

    scottlinux

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    Using the program coconutbattery, I saw that the battery in my circ. 2002 15" 867Mhz TiBook is still going strong, after 694 cycles. Still holds the charge for 2.5 hours! Check out the image.
     

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  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    Horray?

    Mine is doing far worse after only 42 cycles (April 2002 800MHz TiBook). When it was my primary machine I used it 99% of the time on AC power. Now the battery can barely even seem to boot the machine without draining itself.
     

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  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    What!? Thats insane!

    My 1400c lasts longer than the boot process on it's original battery!
     
  4. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Hrmph, I'm a bit dissatisfied by mine...
    Battery is about 10 months old, and in worse shape than a TiBook battery!
     

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  5. madog macrumors 65816

    madog

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    The backup battery on my 8 year old PowerMac G4 is still going strong..... in your face.

    Anybody need the time?
     
  6. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    That is nuts. My TiBook batteries barely lasted 200.
     
  7. maxp1 macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend uses my ~7 year old 500MHz TiBook. Battery still lasts about 1.5 hours with normal usage (not running full blast with the screen turned up.) It's not the original battery, but still about 5 years old.

    That's better than the two year old battery I have for my AlBook. Weird
     
  8. scottlinux thread starter macrumors 6502a

    scottlinux

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    I think NASA must have slipped in a mega-battery in this TiBook.
     
  9. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    That's your problem -- you didn't use the battery enough. These batteries will degrade faster if you don't use them.

    Laptop users -- unplug your computers!
     
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    I essentially never used my 2003 17" PowerBook (the first one) on battery - when I finally sold it in December it still held a charge as if it were new.

    My 2000 iBook, which I used the battery constantly, was unable to hold more than an hour charge within three years.
     

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