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Coconut Battery - monitor the health of your MacBook's battery

coconutBatteryMost mobile users are interested in knowing just how well their battery is faring. On the Mac, a great (and thankfully, free) option is a utility called coconutBattery.

This small and unobtrusive utility tells you the easy stuff, like what the current battery charge is (in milliamp hours, or mAh) and whether the battery is currently charging or not. But it also gives you some interesting information, like the maximum battery charge & current battery capacity (basically the same thing), and original battery capacity, all in mAh.

It also tells you how old your Mac is, and how many battery loadcycles it has gone through - all good stuff in helping determine whether your battery is performing as it ought to given its age.

Tags: battery, battery-charge, battery-health, battery-utility, freeware, Mac-battery, mAh, milliamp-hours

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