Here is the beta AppleACPIBatteryManager I have been working on. It will work with original PowerManagement and you don't need AppleACPIPowerSource. Although some values may have "0" value, it should display "Time" and "Percentage" but I am not sue if it is accurate or not. Also, "Power source" should detect correctly and icon should change correctly. If you are using the notebook, you can give it a try.
It is based on original AppleSmartBatteryManager and linux driver. It should work both on Tiger and Leopard. (I used Tiger to compile the source code and it work on my 10.4.11 and 10.5.4)
I installed this Meter on Kalyway 10.5.3, Dell 9400, it works well, thanks for the work you have done.
Have you ever considered to give the possibility to change some parameters inside the battery pack like "cycle number" ?
I am trying to squeeze some more out of my pack which expired exactly after 2 years of little use.
I opened it and the batteries still have a strong charge which I measured under load with a power resistor letting 3 AMPS flowing from.
All the elements have the same voltage under load too, so no dead elements inside for now.
I read on the net a lot of people having the same problem after exactly 2 years of use and being quite "disappointed" at it.
I understand that overusing the pack could rise safety issues, but I can deal with that.
I think that they should progressively lose their capacity, not so suddenly from max to no charge as declared by the firmware in the Battery.
Does anybody know how to do this ?