[CentOS] Battery condition tools CentOS/Dell
redshift at pandora.be
Wed Aug 5 18:33:53 UTC 2009
Kwan Lowe wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Blake Hudson<blake at ispn.net> wrote:
>> How old is your laptop? This may be a case of expectations not meeting
>> reality. As the Wiki article linked previously mentions, LiION batteries
>> deteriorate over time and with use (as do all batteries). In my
>> experience, a typical laptop battery (treated well) will last 2 years
>> while maintaining the majority of its original capacity. After 5 years,
>> the battery run time is often inadequate to meet the needs of the owner.
>> When purchasing a laptop, I would have the expectation that the battery
>> will need replaced every 2-3 years - if the laptop is used, assume that
>> it needs a new battery.
> The laptop is about 18 months old, so the battery was nearing its end
> but I'd hoped for at least another 6 months of useful time (more than
> 10 minutes). The battery is in worse condition than three identical
> batteries in the other 3 laptops purchased at the same time. The main
> difference is that this laptop is plugged in continuously while the
> others are mobile.
That's usually a symptom of an individual cell that has failed. You could open up the batterypack and start replacing the individual cells, but I'd recommend just getting a new battery or even a new laptop...
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