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Powerbook G4 Battery Life.

Message #1 - Posted 2004/05/04 - James John

Hi,

Would appreciate to know the battery life one has after a full recharge for a Powerbook G4 15.1" 1.0GHz Combo.

Mine only shows about 2hrs 40min to 3hrs 11mins after a recharge.

This is so much less than the 5hrs Apple says the Powerbook is capable off.

Shouldnt the battery show that there is at least 5hrs then after a recharge?

Regards

James

Message #2 - Posted 2004/05/05 - Rasputin

in article 40976a37$0$27642$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au, James John at jamesj@nospam.oztralia.com wrote on 4/5/04 8:12 PM:

Hi,

Would appreciate to know the battery life one has after a full recharge for a Powerbook G4 15.1" 1.0GHz Combo.

I assume this is the new series aluminium powerbooks rather than the earlier titanium powerbooks? (I don't believe there ever was a 1GHz combo 15" titanium)

The model (al vs ti) will likely make a difference to what battery life they get.

Jeff

Message #3 - Posted 2004/05/05 - Ribfeast

It will vary depending on power drain. 5 hours is probably with the computer screen on the dimmest setting (or backlight off even), no CDs in the drive, MacOS 9 as the system, HDD spun down etc etc. MacOS X uses more battery as it generally needs the HDD most of the time for virtual memory. 2-3 hours is about right.

On 4/5/04 8:12 PM, in article 40976a37$0$27642$61ce578d@news.syd.swiftdsl.com.au, James John wrote:

Hi,

Would appreciate to know the battery life one has after a full recharge for a Powerbook G4 15.1" 1.0GHz Combo.

Mine only shows about 2hrs 40min to 3hrs 11mins after a recharge.

This is so much less than the 5hrs Apple says the Powerbook is capable off.

Shouldnt the battery show that there is at least 5hrs then after a recharge?

Regards

James

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