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Battery Capacity

Steven3k
Occasional Visitor

Battery Capacity

Hi,
I just buyed a dv6370ea notebook, i plugged in the battery and ac adapter (and installed linux) and I noticed that the battery was 100% charged at 53Wh while the design capacity was 88,8Wh (i was only using 59% of the design capacity as reported by gnome-power-manager).

So I fully discharged, waited for the battery to cool down and then recharged it, but nothing changed.

The battery is brand new, the laptop was buyed just a couple of days ago.


Is this normal? What can i do?

I also tried to run the HP battery test progam but the installer doesn't work as expected on wine.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Some info about the battery:

steven@steven-laptop:/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0$ cat info
present: yes
design capacity: 6000 mAh
last full capacity: 4256 mAh
battery technology: rechargeable
design voltage: 14800 mV
design capacity warning: 217 mAh
design capacity low: 131 mAh
capacity granularity 1: 10 mAh
capacity granularity 2: 25 mAh
model number: Primary
serial number:
battery type: LION
OEM info: Hewlett-Packard
steven@steven-laptop:/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0$ cat state
present: yes
capacity state: ok
charging state: charged
present rate: unknown
remaining capacity: 4256 mAh
present voltage: 12482 mV