Have you calibrated your battery?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Yesterday I got my new TI PB and came across the "calibrating your battery" section in the setup guide. How did Apple ever come up with the term calibrating your battery? I thought it was pretty funny. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    Well? You gonna share or just keep it to yourself? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 2 of 7
    [quote]Originally posted by kaboom:

    <strong>Well? You gonna share or just keep it to yourself? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Battery Calibration entails the following:

    1: charing your battery to the max.

    2: use the battey until you recieve the first low battery warning.

    3: re-charge your battery.



    Acoording to Apple, this should be done within the first week of operation. I am assuming this somehow prevents the battery from getting a memory..
  • Reply 3 of 7
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    [quote]1: charing your battery to the max<hr></blockquote>



    When you char your battery in step one, do you have to use any special implement, like a cast iron skillet? Or will a faulty adaptor and out of spec wall socket do the trick?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    roborobo Posts: 469member
    Ha ha Matsu.



    BTW - i think my battery needs some calibrating. Right now it gets to about 40% over the course of an hour and a half, and then shoots to zero in a few minutes. I have a 1.5 year old Pismo..



    -robo
  • Reply 5 of 7
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I thought li-ion batteries didn't really suffer from memory effects and such? What's the life of a typical battery anyway?
  • Reply 6 of 7
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    li-ion batteries normally dont have memory problems and thats another great thing anout them (besides being lighter and more powerful than other batteries)



    I remember an issue with old iBook batteries (first gen iBooks) where if they were not used for a year or so, they would die. So, storage was next to impossible for retailers, etc.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    [quote]Originally posted by robo:

    <strong>I think my battery needs some calibrating. Right now it gets to about 40% over the course of an hour and a half, and then shoots to zero in a few minutes. I have a 1.5 year old Pismo..

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Running X? Mine have same problem. I basically have to use the adaptor all the time (IF its working. I got one of the faulty underdimensioned ones Now there is a real class action candidate.
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