Battery life refers to the amount of time that a portable computer such as a laptop can function while powered only by its battery.

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Win32_Battery.EstimatedRunTime

According to Microsoft the field EstimatedRunTime of the Win32_Battery WMI class is an Estimate in minutes of the time to battery charge depletion under the present load conditions if the ...
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BAD: Using laptop with battery while plugging to mains? [duplicate]

I mean, is it really true? Using a laptop while it is plugged in will lessen the life span of the battery? I'm talking about Li-ion batteries which dominates the newer laptops. I used to plugged it ...
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Laptop battery discharge jump/non-linear - replace?

I have a 3yr old laptop, Acer 1810T olympic edition. Battery parameters, as written on the battery itself: 11.1V, 5.27Ah, 5600mAh, 63Wh. What's been happening lately is that it goes normally down to ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 laptop battery droping fast

I have done fresh install of Kubuntu 12.10 on my HP Pavilion G6 Laptop. I'm a bit nervous that my battery is not lasting more than 1 hour while for Windows 8 it was lasting for 5 Hours(while using ...
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How to prevent PC's system resume

Here's my situation: I left my laptop ON last night and got fully discharged its battery. It has already a hard drive faults. Only a week since the SMART warning always appearing whenever I boot it. ...
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Laptop getting shutdown / run by battery after 10 minutes

Laptop is getting shut down after 10 minutes while it's run without battery - but with battery as well as plugged in it runs first 10 minutes by power then automatically runs by battery until the ...
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Dell M6700 much slower when connected to external battery pack (Energizer XP18000)

A while back, I bought some external battery packs to extend the battery life of my laptop. They're Energizer XP18000s. But I got the feeling that my laptop was going much slower with the battery ...
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Laptop battery software to disable charging AND battery usage

I'm going to buy a Microsoft Surface notebook that does not have the capability to easily remove the battery. I'm also going to be near a powerpoint for around 90% of my usage of this notebook. To ...
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Does depleting the battery completely do damage to it?

This question applies to laptops, but also to smartphones or anything that's battery based and rechargeable. Does depleting it completely (Computer won't even turn on, or turn on but shuts down ...
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Put and remove laptop battry while working

When I work on my laptop I remove the battery and work on AC power, but some times I want to move the the lap while its on I was think of putting the battery then remove the AC power, and when come ...
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Can a faulty battery cause my laptop to shutdown even on AC line? (battery installed AND plugged in together)

Until recently, I experience something rather annoying (and troublesome) with my laptop. It spontaneously shuts down itself without any warning, it restarts. No blue screen, no hanging program, just ...
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i7-3537U or i5-3337U - How much does it affect battery life [closed]

I want to purchase a laptop, will be using it mostly for general study work, word, excel, web surfing, movies etc. I finally came down with two dell laptops, only difference with the processor, one ...
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Is it normal for a laptop to discharge to 60% when not plugged in and not turned on for 5 days?

I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 and have noticed that after I do the following: Use the laptop while plugged in Shut down and unplug (it is fully charged at this point) Turn it back on ...
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How is battery charge reported to the operating system?

This feels like a stack exchange EE question, but it seems like it belongs here instead. How is the charge of a notebook computer's battery reported to the operating system? Since all laptop ...
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My laptop's battery is 46% worn - what can I do?

I've got an Asus Eee 1005PE "netbook" laptop with a 6-cell battery. The usage pattern has always been to let it drain down to 10-40% capacity and then let it recharge during the night. I realize that ...
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Battery plugged in, not charging

This is a new battery and this gives the problem of Plugged In, Not Charging for the past two days. I have no clue as to why this is happening. Sometimes it does, sometimes it does not. Battery Wear ...
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Repeating mysql error in OSX console

I'm getting an endlessly repeating set of errors in my mac's console that go as follows: Jan 6 00:21:37 Air com.apple.launchd[1] (com.mysql.mysqld): Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds Jan ...
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Does a dedicated GPU drain battery life heavily during normal use?

Suppose you have two identical ultrabooks but one uses dedicated graphics instead of using the one in the CPU, if you execute the same office tasks on both machoines (i.e., not gaming) will the ...
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Measuring how much battery charge a process uses in Windows

As battery life in most laptops is naturally limited to a few hours, is there any way to know how much battery a process (i.e. Microsoft Word or GNS.exe) is using? Like process A is using this much ...
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Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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How do I interpret the information regarding the Vivobook S400CA battery life?

I'm interested in an ultrabook, but I cannot understand it's battery life's spec. The model's website indicates that it has 44 Whrs Polymer Battery How does this information translates into the ...
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laptop mode in Linux vs solid state drive (SSD) [closed]

I have a device running Ubuntu 10.04 with SSD drive and want to optimize its power consumption. As far as I understood laptop mode documentation, it is intended for conventional disk drives. Does it ...
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Modify Laptop Battery's internal status?

Is there any way to modify the values of the laptop battery to make it fully charge? I assume that these values are stored in EEPROM. I would like to know if there is any tool that can read/write ...
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How does limiting a laptop battery's full charge to less than 100% extend its battery life?

My laptop lets me limit how much of the battery will charge before reaching full charge: At first, I understand what the intent is. I know that overcharging a battery will result in degradation of ...
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Dell Vostro 3500 battery life remaining missing from Windows 8?

On Windows 7 a Vostro 3500 laptop shows the battery life remaining, while on Windows 8 this information appears to be missing. The percentage is still available, but the life remaining is missing. ...
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troubleshooting battery performance (toshiba satellite)

I replaced my old rankling battery with a new one, but something odd is happening, the battery reaches some level (say 30) and then jump straightly to 7% with a dialog box that normally appears when ...
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Poor battery life Windows 8

I have an Acer laptop (AS4820TG, it's about 2 years old), and I recently installed Windows 8 to a partition I made on my SSD (now I'm dual booting 7 and 8). My laptop's always had pretty good battery ...
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Do live tiles continue to update when I'm not looking at the start screen?

If I glance at my start screen, do I need to wait a few seconds for the tiles to show up-to-date information? Or do they continue to update when I'm not looking at the start screen?
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Battery level is incorrectly displayed on Dell Studio 15 with Windows 8

After removing my Dell Studio 15's laptop battery charger I'm not getting the perfect battery level displayed in my Windows 8 task bar. At 82% it displayed 3 hr 32 min and at 75% it's displaying 2 ...
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What is the best way to switch off unused wireless keyboard in the range of working receiver?

I recently bought a Logitech Wireless Keyboard and mouse with unified receiver (Logitech Wireless Combo MK220). I did not like wireless keyboard, so I use PS2 keyboard + wireless mouse. No wireless ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 notebook battery droping fast

I have a simple problem. When I am using Kubuntu 12.04 and doing some simple stuff like IRC, Chrome, Tor and Okular, my battery lasts 1-1.5 hour. With Windows 7 and same kind of programs, it lasts ...
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Does the samsung “battery life extender” work?

I have bought a Samsung series 9 15inch (NP900X4C), and there is an option called battery life extender : Sets the maximum battery charge level to 80% to extend the battery lifetime. Samsung ...
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New HP Mini 2140 netbook battery wrongly reports 40% wear after 2 months of usage

I'm using an HP Mini 2140 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Two months ago, due to the fact that my old battery lasted only for about 20-30 minutes, I bought a new battery, which reported a capacity ...
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Is notebook battery life decreasing when fully charged and on AC power? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged? When my notebook battery is fully charged and on AC power - is the battery life decreasing (because I ...
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Electrical Surges And Power Outages - What Is The Proper Laptop Battery Care While Running Solely On Battery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged? What is it that kills laptop batteries? Because of convenience, I had to move my laptop to another ...
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How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%?

A chemist told me that a battery should be charged to and used between 30-70%, and its very bad for battery life to completely load or unload it. He uses a utility program that always keeps the ...
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Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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Macbook Pro + Windows 7 (bootcamp) = Terrible battery life

I recently put Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my wife's Macbook pro because of some software she bought for her business. Since then, the battery life has been abysmal. I've identified and researched ...
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Prevent hardware from loading or consuming (battery) power?

I'm using an Asus Zenbook UX32VD notebook and would like to maximize its battery life. Would it be useful for me to disable devices that I do not use, such as the internal bluetooth device? Also, ...
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Is there an adapter that will allow me to plug my power source directly into my battery?

I know there are "external battery chargers for laptops", but I would like to know if there is an adapter that will plug my existing power source directly into my battery. Does such a thing exist and ...
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Replace Optical Drive with SSD, affect battery life?

I'm getting a System76 laptop, and they have an option to replace the optical drive with an HDD/SSD + caddy case. That would be nice, because I don't use DVDs nowadays, and need a lot of storage. ...
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Increasing Laptop Battery Service Life [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life? I use my laptop as a replacement for desktop. I generally use it for 6 to 7 hours a day....
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Performance and Battery Life

Okay, I'm looking for hard evidence to settle an argument. From a developers perspective, the argument of CPU usage and battery life comes into play often. If a CPU is throttled to use 10% of its ...
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battery laptop always 0% cannot fully charged

i have laptop Toshiba l645 and the battery cannot fully charged (always 0%). How make it back to normal ? In windows 7 i ever try safe mod and it is still 0%
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Laptop battery charge management software [closed]

I work on a HP laptop plugged in most of the time, and after few months the battery went off-duty. Of course, I could remove the battery each time the laptop is plugged and place it each time I must ...
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Why is keeping my Mac battery 40%-80% charged advantageous?

This article from Lifehacker notes that keeping my Mac battery 40%-80% charged is advantageous. http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/01/ask-lh-how-often-should-i-charge-my-gadgets-battery-to-prolong-...
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No longer get battery notification or action

I have an Asus n43jf laptop running Windows 7 64-bit. The laptop is a little over a year old. Up until very recently, when the battery would run low, I received a low battery notification, and if I ...
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My battery doesn't gets charged beyond 98% now-a-days

My battery is not getting charged beyond the 98% mark. I know battery losses maximum capacity with time but my question is ideally isn't it supposed to show 100% charged but actually get only 98%? In ...
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Laptop/Battery: Should I remove the pack with mains/AC on?

Does a fully-charged battery supply power to a laptop/notebook if the mains is connected? Does it behave like a mobile-phone (which needs a battery)? Will the battery-life be improved if it is used ...
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Battery Life: 1and half to two hours

Is the battery life of 1 and half - two hours vbad for a new laptop? Is this value very low? I have a HP 4320s Laptop (which comes under the category of Corporate Laptop), i3 Processor, almost nothing ...