Charge Capacity of Unibody Macbook

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  1. claudiey

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    I just wanna ask about the original charge capacity of my unibody Macbook. Coconut battery says that my original charge capacity is only 4100 mAh. Do you think this is the normal or a little low? Thanx
     
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    My almost three week old macbook aluminum has 4450 mAh..
     
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    my mbp is also 3 weeks old. bakit 98% lang? and it says it is fully charged na daw.
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  4. bhoyetjumpay

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    dont worry its normal. it also happened that to me, when you open your macbook and when your battery charge is 95% up, it will always say full charge and it will not charge unless your battery charge is below 94%. try unplugged your magsafe and when it reaches below 94% plugged your magsafe and it will charge up to 100%
     
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    gee. thanks for the tip.
     
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    you think my charge capacity is too low?
     
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    i used to worry about this.
    hehehe.
    pero wala na din, i just switched the battery indicator to icon only para i wont see it anymore.

    although my battery level now is only 94% on alum mbp according to istat pro.
     
  8. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    my battery statistics

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4297
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4299
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 18
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -22
    Voltage (mV): 12575

    my macbook aluminum 2.4 is 4 months and 20 days. :D
     
  9. jay25

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    @bhoyetjumpay: 4months and only 18 cycles?

    mine's at 16 already in 3weeks
     
  10. johannes

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    I hope this helps.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

     
  11. rafaelc378

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    @jay25: If you want to keep the cycle count down, stay plugged in at all times or close to it. Don't run off of the battery unless it's absolutely necessary. I'm at 12 months and at 78 cycles.
     
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    That just means bhoyet keeps his notebook plugged most of the time while you on the other hand tend to use battery power more before plugging it in.

    Mine's at 9 cycles for a near-month old MB.
     
  13. jay25

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    Okay, thanks guys. Will do that.
     
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    mine is 15 for my 3 week old mb unibody :(
     
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    yes, i always plugged all the time except on sleep mode.:D
     
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    Pardon my ignorance about this but why do you need to unplug when in sleep mode?
     
  17. rafaelc378

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    I agree with extremeshot. You actually consume battery power/cycles while in sleep mode, albeit a tiny amount. Why not stay plugged in?
     
  18. bhoyetjumpay

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    to keep my battery juices flowing...

    if i stay plugged in, my battery will not charge unless my charge reaches below 94%
     
  19. extremeshot

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    How about just keeping it plugged in and use up the battery power once or twice a month? That would translate to just 8 cycles in 4 months at most and would probably be better for your battery because you need to use up all the juice every now and then.
     
  20. bhoyetjumpay

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    keeping it plugged in? no, to rest the my magsafe and to conserve electric bills :)D) or an option to shut down your macbook to minimize battery power/cycles count. in my case, i rarely shut down my macbook, as i said on my previous post to keep my battery juices flowing. masyado naman matipid sa cycles count if i always plugged in even on sleep mode. just my thoughts :D

    anyone beat my cycle count? 4 months and only 18 cycles
     

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