Pamela - The update is supposed to improve battery life, so its likely you'll need to recalibrate the battery, run it until it it puts itself to sleep, then plug it in, shut it down and let it recharge. Battery lives have been improved quite a bit on some laptops (I've heard usually between 30min and an hour).
Pamela. Try recharging it till full. Since installing the battery update, I've been running my iBook for two hours and I still have over and hour of juice left (and that's with the Airport activated)
Don't forget that if you rely on battery power to download and install a major OS update (i.e. 10.3.2) that you're going to run out of juice faster than normal (the longer your HD spins, the faster your battery is depleted of power). Same goes for running antivirus applications and operating a Firewire extention.
Check MacRumors, MacCentral or other Mac Sites for the full run down, as there is no need to retype it here. MacRumors had the description of each one the moment they were available for download. MacMinute had it about a half hour later and MacCentral was even later. (MacCentral doesn't even have the 10.3.2 update posted but they do have the battery one).
For Your Convenience:
10.3.2 Released (I do have to note that it was submitted by none other then our neemasaeddi)
This battery update has totally messed everything up. First of all the time on my powerbook has now decreased to 2:45 overall where it was at 3:30 before...and it won't wake from sleep unless I plug it back in...and other stuff that doesn't make sense. geez.
I installed the update, emptied the battery and fully recharged it again, as recommended to me. Now I notice that it takes MUCH longer for the battery to fully charge when plugged in to the AC adapter. Anyone seeing this? Any way to fix it, it's kinda annoying...