How long does your battery last?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Righi, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. Fido

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    Lithium ion batteries begin degrading as soon as they are made. It degrades based on time whether it is being used or not, so that shouldn't be too surprising.
     
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    I just did the recalibration, but it did not benefit battery life at all. Ten days after posting this,
    now NHC shows my battery wear level at 31%.

    This is just absurd, and annoying that the "fix" is to send the battery in and be without mobile laptop capability for more than a week. Then I get the same make battery . . . will it have the same performance?
     
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    You'll never know until you try it. If it's really bothering you at the moment, what other options do you have?
     
  4. mattj

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    jdwilson. have u tried that battery calibration tool in bios yet? hell i dunno what it does, but it's worth putting on overnight n seeing if that fixes anything.
     
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    Just to add my 2 cents: I have had my R1F for a little over a month and have about 15% wear. Seems kinda much.
    Oddly enough, my modular bay battery is at 0% wear, even though its charged and discharged for more often.
     
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    i dont think calibration actually fixes anything. i think what it does is give more accurate readings to windows power management so that the battery life it reports is more precise.
     
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    mattj, yes as the first few words of my post above state, I did
     
  8. mattj

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    sorry jdwilson. it was 8am. I hadn't slept. i missed that part. :p

    hey for the guys that have excessive wear, are u using the tabby in battery mode all the time?

    I'm still sitting at 3%. but this thing hardly gets off the charger and it's only been fully discharged twice n half way about 8 times.

    If i use this in battery mode more often is my % likely to increase exponentially?
     
  9. Loaf.

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    i only drained mine to the point of hibernation once. but otherwise it'll get to about 20-30% before I find a place to hook it back in.
     
  10. Tsukiyomi

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    jdwilson, I believe that you can call Asus and request they do a cross-ship for you to send you a battery first before you send one back to them. I did that this last weekend, and I'm waiting for the UPS truck now.

    What they do require is that you sign a form saying that they can charge you 10$ to perform the cross ship as a guarantee, but it will be refunded at the closure of the process. They also want your credit card information as a guarantee, so they can charge it if needed.

    Hope this helps you - I know how it feels to have rapidly degenerating battery life, my R1's main is now at 50% wear level and is only good for a class and a half. Hopefully their replacement wears down a lot slower than their original one.
     
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