HWMonitor shows New Toshiba Laptop battery wear level 3%

Lenovo / 20157
December 12, 2012 at 18:41:02
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Core i5 3rd Gen 2.501 Ghz / 4GB
My laptop is just new & not even 1 month has done with it,
When i look into HW Moniter the battery wear level is 3%

I tried Reset Battery Gauge from Lenovo Power Management and nothing happened.

What should i do now?

Designed Capacity 47520
Full Charge Capacity 46490
Current Capacity ( Its plugged in )

Wear Level 3%
Charge level ( In charge)


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#1
December 12, 2012 at 21:25:03
I will take that info with grain of salt because it is based on third party software.
Just make sure u don't charge the battery unless it is empty and remove it if u don't plan to use it for a long time.

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#2
December 12, 2012 at 21:30:39
"Just make sure u don't charge the battery unless it is empty"

So you mean battery should be charged only after it all empty?
I think it a process to kill the battery isn't it?

Correct me if i'm wrong but i read this all over the internet.


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#3
December 12, 2012 at 22:01:38
Not completely empty, charge it when 5%-10% is left.

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#4
December 12, 2012 at 22:33:02
So HW Moniter is showing wrong info?

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#5
December 12, 2012 at 22:55:09
Don't rely heavily on these monitoring third party software sometimes they do get info wrong.
I guess the battery perform well as it was in day one right?

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#6
December 13, 2012 at 07:54:53
There is no reason to wait until the battery is empty, you can safely charge it at any point of it's capacity. Laptop & tablet manufactures do recommend you drain it all the way down once every month or so to calibrate the battery to the charging circuit.

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#7
December 13, 2012 at 09:06:41
"you can safely charge it at any point of it's capacity"
Do u know batteries have limited charging cycles?
Ever heard about Nicd and memory effect?

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#8
December 13, 2012 at 11:21:11
"Ever heard about Nicd and memory effect?"
Yes I have. And NiCads haven't been used in years. Laptops use lithium Ion technology which does not have the memory effect of NiCads or nickel metal hydride batteries.

"Do u know batteries have limited charging cycles?"
No they do not, they have limited charging capacity. IE, let's say a lithium ion battery has a rating of 1000 full discharge cycles. You can discharge it down to 0%, then charge it 1000 times. Or you can discharge it to 50% then charge it 2000 times. Or you can discharge it to 90% then charge it 10,000 times.


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#9
December 13, 2012 at 13:08:46
This is for cell phone battery but i do beleve they use the same tech as laptop battery
Scroll down to Tips to care for your battery
http://asia.cnet.com/cell-phone-bat...

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#10
December 13, 2012 at 14:12:57
Look at the date on that article, it's dated over 10 years ago. Technology has improved much since then.

Also look at what it said for lithium ion batteries - Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion batteries have excellent capacity for their size and weight. They also do not have many of the problems that other battery types do.

Meaning they do not have a memory effect.

Here's another excerpt from that site about lithium ion batteries, look at the last sentence - NiCad batteries are especially prone to this problem. Therefore users should try to discharge the battery fully after each use, a process called conditioning. NiMH batteries are less susceptible to the memory effect, but even then you should condition them once every one or two weeks. Li-ion and Li-Po batteries are immune from the memory effect.

And they don't give the complete story when they say charging cycles. They are talking about full 100% discharge. There is no magic number for the amount of times a battery can be cycled, again, it depends on how much you discharge it.


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