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"False" battery low indication

My T23 will only run a few minutes on battery. The battery says 10.8V nominal on the case. When fully charged (T23 turned off) the battery voltage is 12+ Volts (I have two batteries, this applies to both. After a VERY few minutes I get the 'low battery' warning. The battery voltage is around 11.75V.
Obviously the battery isn't dead. What's wrong here?

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  • danny_clark Jul 28, 2008

    I have no way to check the battery under load. The voltage readings were taken with the battery removed from the PC.
    I could apply a known load resistance, measure the current and voltage and calculate the wattage. Is that what you're suggesting?
    If not, please elaborate. Is there a software 'widget' that would let me see the power usage in realtime?
    Thanks


  • danny_clark Aug 03, 2008

    Madman, that link takes me to the site, but their download isn't working. Any other ideas? Anyone?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, the T23 just won't charge.



  • Madhav Suresh May 11, 2010

    What is the wattage reading your getting, because wattage is your measure of power.

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Yea I think that might be your best bet, because battery life is measured in Wattage Hours.

You could try this piece of software
http://www.brothersoft.com/battery-drainer-download-115567.html

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  • Madhav Suresh Aug 04, 2008

    here's a couple:
    http://www.download.com/Laptop-Battery-T...

    http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html?/...


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