November 29, 2008 at 11:54 pm #159673
Well iv had my laptop since wensday evening and was quiet disturbed to see my battery wear at allready 8%!!
Could you chose the option that best suits you and post the answer if needed,thanks!
Cheers!November 30, 2008 at 12:15 am #172289rmcgandaraMember
Does this program actually speaks true?
I have mine since monday. have recharged it 3 times and always left in use the battery until prompt to connect the nc10 to the mains.
10% in 1 week, would it mean that my battery is useless in 3 months if I keep using the same way?!!!
lol I don’t believe that program…November 30, 2008 at 12:20 am #172337
Well i googled battery wear and it came up with a link,wont link though cause i don’t know am i allowed,and one person had 15% wear in a week using one of those meters and was given a replacement battery so they must be fairly accurate..November 30, 2008 at 12:23 am #172298BeckyMember
Mine says 5.8% wear and I’ve had it since Tuesday. I’m using a little app called BatteryBar.
Richard, you’re welcome to link to software sites as long as they’re above board. 🙂November 30, 2008 at 12:30 am #172333WilliamYZFMember
I have always been under the impression that guarantees don’t include batteries. 6 years of experience with laptops suggests to me that battery capacity declines rapidly whether you use the battery extensively or not. Technology improves but I am resigned to being tied to the mains eventually, or faced with the extortionate cost of a new battery.
Perhaps I am a pessimist but I am sure the initial amazing life of our batteries will decline rapidly for that reason, any reduction in capacity = lots of minutes.November 30, 2008 at 9:17 am #172329BritmanMember
Mine currently states 12% and I’ve had it for 2 weeks. I’ve been running on the battery until it need charging.November 30, 2008 at 11:33 am #172284jezMember
Richard, you’re welcome to link to software sites as long as they’re above board. 🙂
yep please link away Rich – aslong as it is a legit download site (and http://majorgeeks.com is).November 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm #172323ezmanMember
looked at one site where the author of battery bar says you should charge your battery when it hits 40% – i think we might need a whole new topic on maintaining batteries, i’ll look up some info later…November 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm #172297ramdianeMember
OMG I have only had mine since Thursday and already 2%. Is this true?
Surely the warranty must cover this when it goes t!ts up in about 3 months?
It’s a little worrying to be honest!November 30, 2008 at 2:57 pm #172294lozza69erMember
Had mine for a month and it is on 5.9%.November 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm #172285jezMember
What does it actually mean though? If you get to 100% it nolonger works? At 50% your battery will only last for 3hrs and not 6hrs?November 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm #172346LucasMember
looked at one site where the author of battery bar says you should charge your battery when it hits 40% – i think we might need a whole new topic on maintaining batteries, i’ll look up some info later…
I’ve always heard the most important thing is leaving it at 40% when it’s powered off. That should be better than leaving it fully charged/empty.November 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm #172338
What does it actually mean though? If you get to 100% it nolonger works? At 50% your battery will only last for 3hrs and not 6hrs?
That’s what my understanding of it is..November 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm #172334WilliamYZFMember
Having read through parts of the warranty terms it does state that the battery (as a consumable) is warranted for 12 months.
I did notice in the Bios options that it has the ability with “Smart” batteries to give the battery a complete discharge, which I think can be benefiicial for some types of batteries.
I currently giving this battery measuring stuff a miss as I might find it depressing!November 30, 2008 at 5:40 pm #172300SerendipMember
I’ve had mine for 9 days, and it says 5.8% through Battery Bar (thanks, Becky!)
This is my first such device… any suggestions for how to preserve the battery?
Should it be removed when fully charged, and I’m using the power adapter?
Should I only use the battery when power isn’t possible?
Any advice appreciated!
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