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Got a new battery! (now my capacity is 4.400Ah)
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Bruck
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Nov 6, 2003, 01:01 PM
 
You should check your battery and make sure you are near the spec of their capacity. My old battery was 3.571Ah I have not fully killed this battery yet but I will test to see how much longer it lasts. I am glad to finally have a good battery. Maybe I'll break 3hrs
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Nov 6, 2003, 02:03 PM
 
Originally posted by Bruck:
You should check your battery and make sure you are near the spec of their capacity. My old battery was 3.571Ah I have not fully killed this battery yet but I will test to see how much longer it lasts. I am glad to finally have a good battery. Maybe I'll break 3hrs
I remember you posting this somewhere else, but mind telling us how to spec our batteries again? And where can we compare our numbers with "good" ones?

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Nov 6, 2003, 02:11 PM
 
go to terminal (located in your appications>utilities folder)

and run the following command

" ioreg -l | grep -i IOBatteryInfo"

the response will look like this

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4144,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=160,"V oltage"=11431,"Flags"=1090519175})

the flags will equal a regular # like 4, if it is not plugged into the wall.

A "good" number in my opinion is from 4000 to 4500 i beleive. I have seen someone get 4515. I got 4400 when i first put the battery in.

I just reset my power management info and am fully charging it for the first time. My current readout is 4.144. I am happy with this.

Please post your capacity #'s.
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Nov 6, 2003, 02:36 PM
 
my stock battery says 3655. hmn.. this is not normal is it?
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 02:41 PM
 
i dont know my stock battery read 3.571 and i didnt think anything was wrong with it until i started realizing that everyone else on this board was getting better battery life than me.
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Nov 6, 2003, 03:00 PM
 
Ack, mine says 2311. I guess its dying or something.
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Nov 6, 2003, 03:05 PM
 
4479 here, guess apple got something right when they sent me my second 15", well two things actually, no white spots, and a great battery it seems, I actually feel happy
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Nov 6, 2003, 03:14 PM
 
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3944,"Amperage"=1222,"Current"=3929," Voltage"=12148,"Flags"=4})

Battery meter is reading 99% and 2hrs 54

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Nov 6, 2003, 03:17 PM
 
for what it's worth the capacity readout will not change depending on percent of charge left.


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Nov 6, 2003, 04:13 PM
 
4206 on my 12"
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 04:22 PM
 
My 3 week old 12" 1ghz pb scored...
Capacity=4202
Amperage=1373

Seems ok to me
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Nov 6, 2003, 04:27 PM
 
Capacity = 4245
current charge: 93% 3hrs 58mins
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 04:34 PM
 
IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4514,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=4511," Voltage"=12539,"Flags"=1090519045}

i gots 4514... i guess i got good battery...
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 05:16 PM
 
$ ioreg -l | grep -i IOBatteryInfo
| | | | "IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4959,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=4916," Voltage"=12519,"Flags"=109051$
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 05:18 PM
 
({"Voltage"=16774,"Flags"=1090519045,"Amperage"=90 1,"Capacity"=2977,"Current"=2977})

is there something wrong with my battery?

I have a 15" Powerbook G4, 1 Ghz.
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 05:28 PM
 
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=5513,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=5284," Voltage"=12408,"Flags"=1090519045})


Wow, I think I have a super-battery!
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Nov 6, 2003, 06:38 PM
 
Originally posted by z0ne81:
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=5513,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=5284," Voltage"=12408,"Flags"=1090519045})


Wow, I think I have a super-battery!
Uh, sorry to rain on your parade, but the 17" batteries are supposed to go up to 5800. These values are for the 15" batteries which can go up to 4600.
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Nov 6, 2003, 07:30 PM
 
I thought the 17" and the 15" shared the same battery since the optional spare one says that.... hmmmm

Here is mine for my 1ghz AluBook

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4665,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=4608," Voltage"=12388,"Flags"=1090519045})
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Nov 6, 2003, 08:06 PM
 
Mine reads:

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4200,"Amperage"=1540

On my new 12" Powerbook.
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Nov 6, 2003, 08:55 PM
 
Mine is {Capacity"=4014,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=3988} but it's been 99% for the last 2 days already as I left it on power adapter without actually charging to full so I guess it is alright.
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Nov 6, 2003, 08:58 PM
 
Originally posted by Tomster:
Uh, sorry to rain on your parade, but the 17" batteries are supposed to go up to 5800. These values are for the 15" batteries which can go up to 4600.
SO mine's bad then?
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Nov 6, 2003, 09:05 PM
 
17":

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=5510,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=5225," Voltage"=12340,"Flags"=1090519045})

how can i get up to 5800?
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 09:17 PM
 
On my new 15":

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3537,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=3414," Voltage"=12588,"Flags"=1090519047})
     
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Nov 6, 2003, 10:40 PM
 
This is what Apple says:

"Lithium-ion
Recharge Lithium-ion batteries when they become depleted. Although they are not subject to the memory effect, it is suggested that you let the battery drain fully before recharging"

My 17" capacity is only 4660
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Here's mine, brand new (as in, just opened the box tonight) 1ghz 12" Rev. B PowerBook:

"Capacity"=4200,"Amperage"=1023,"Current"=4022,"Vo ltage"=12236,

I guess that's pretty much in the ballpark?
     
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Nov 7, 2003, 01:23 AM
 
Originally posted by z0ne81:
SO mine's bad then?
Not at all. It can potentially go up to 5800. How many actually have that capacity is anyone's guess.
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Nov 7, 2003, 01:25 AM
 
Old battery was 3500ish, called Apple, got a replacement, and this one says:

({"Capacity"=3954,"Amperage"=1648,"Current"=3377," Voltage"=11721,"Flags"=4})

Guess I'll just bite the bullet and buy a second battery. Kinda sad the new Powerbook 15 inch models can't easially play an entire Bond DVD without going to sleep.
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"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3916,"Amperage"=1372,"Curren$
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Nov 7, 2003, 03:07 AM
 
Here's mine

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4533,"Amperage"=1200

I was hoping int he 5000 area since I have the 17inch Powerbook. Oh well, still isn't too bad.

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Nov 7, 2003, 03:19 AM
 
Capacity"=2826,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=1782,"Vol tage"=12440,"Flags"=1090519047

beat that!!
     
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Nov 7, 2003, 03:57 AM
 
Originally posted by lunaticbunny:
Capacity"=2826,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=1782,"Vol tage"=12440,"Flags"=1090519047

beat that!!
Sure.

| | | | "IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=1239,"Amperage"=1200,"Curren$
     
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Nov 7, 2003, 03:58 AM
 
Granted its the original battery in my Ti/500... my Al 1.25 gets 3400 in Capacity. A little disappointing.
     
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Nov 7, 2003, 04:11 PM
 
I think I've got a new record for this thread...

({"Capacity"=998,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=996,"Vo ltage"=16624,"Flags"=838860805})

Yep, that's a whopping 998. This is a 1.5 year old Ti800DVI, but I really wish it wasn't suffering so bad. I get about an hour of use doing light work if I'm lucky.

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Nov 7, 2003, 05:11 PM
 
Just got a new battery from Apple (Less than 24 hours after calling support ) and my capacity went from 3600 to 4400. Way to go MacNN for the Info.
     
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"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3731,"Amperage"=1200

I'm going to the Apple Store tomorrow, as I will be in the area, I will let everyone know what happens. Hopefully a new battery!
     
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17 inch PB

({"Voltage"=12149,"Flags"=4,"Amperage"=1293,"Capac ity"=5099,"Current"=5059})
     
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"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=24064,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=24064 ,"Voltage"=16229,"Flags"=1090519045})

My battery capacity is 5 times better than any other in this thread!

On the other hand, this might explain why my PB always shuts itself down when it reaches 89% battery capacity. Anyone know if it's possible to reset this somehow? (I've already tried to reset PMU and NVRAM)
     
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Originally posted by msykes:
I think I've got a new record for this thread...

({"Capacity"=998,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=996,"Vo ltage"=16624,"Flags"=838860805})

Yep, that's a whopping 998. This is a 1.5 year old Ti800DVI, but I really wish it wasn't suffering so bad. I get about an hour of use doing light work if I'm lucky.
This is the same machine I have (1.2 yr old) with only 2311. I guess the batteries on this model just go faster.
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Originally posted by Xtraz:
Granted its the original battery in my Ti/500... my Al 1.25 gets 3400 in Capacity. A little disappointing.

yah well my ti which is aboaut 9 months old gets

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3883,"Amperage"=1084

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I got a ~4100 on my 12" Rev B.
     
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new record:

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=846,"Amperage"=1200,"Current$

woo hoo.

almost 2 yr old 667 (model before DVI).

guess that's not really a record to be psyched about. it's basically a true desktop replacement at this point. carry the power adapter with me whenever i take it somewhere.
     
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My 17" (Rev A):
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=5029,"Amperage"=2460,"Current"=1920," Voltage"=10993,"Flags"=4})

My 15" (800DVI):
"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Voltage"=15993,"Flags"=4,"Amperage"=1193,"Capac ity"=3388,"Current"=3275})
     
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I have a slightly different question, but didn't want to open a new thread for it:
I called Apple about an issue with my battery on my new 1.25 Al. They told me I had to see a certified Apple dealer and he would check it, before a possible exchange. Since I will be in NY at the end of the Month: is the Soho store a place I could go to? If this question sounds stupid, please excuse myself- since I am from Europe, I don't knoe the status that the Apple store actually have and if it is the place to go- any experiences from user side about their friendliness??
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As far as I know, the 1 year warranty is an international warranty. Thus, as long as you take your proof of purchase with you, then I don't think there will be an issue with this.
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New 12incher:

IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=3987,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=3973," Voltage"=12503,"Flags"=838860805})
     
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I only got 3347 on a new 1.25GHz 15".
     
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Hmmm. Wonder what this means:

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=19776,"Amperage"=1360,"Current"=19462 ,"Voltage"=11438,"Flags"=4})

19776?

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Nov 9, 2003, 09:05 PM
 
Got this on an almost year old 12" PB....
({"Capacity"=3919,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=3917," Voltage"=12550,"Flags"=838$

Is that alright? Not quite 4000 anymore but that doesn't mean anything bad though right?

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Nov 9, 2003, 09:41 PM
 
Originally posted by Bruck:
go to terminal (located in your appications>utilities folder)

and run the following command

" ioreg -l | grep -i IOBatteryInfo"
Please post your capacity #'s.
Thanks for the command.

My result is:

IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4359,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=4357," Voltage"=12491,"Flags"=1090520069

on a 17" PB rev. A (running since March 2003).
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Capacity"=4201,"Amperage"=1200,
"Current"=4150,"Voltage"=1248

this on a 12"pbg4 purchased new in august.
     
 
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