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twinbee2
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Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP******), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness.

 

As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery.

 

Is there a simple solution to increase this?

 

It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

 

Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.  For reference, associated MT-M is 81BN000HUK

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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

Hi twinbee2,

 

Greetings.

 

Checking with the parts lookup tool using the models machine number 81BN000HUK only shows 2cell battery offered for the design. 

 

You may follow recommended steps in battery care here, aside from adjusting brightness that can help extend battery life. A good discussion also here for added info in maximizing the battery life.

 

For your recommedations and ideas on Lenovo technology, you may post a topic here for the developer team to review.

 

Hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

Thanks. Can you find out if a 60 Wh could be made for this model in the future? And if so, would it be heavier than the 30 Wh?

Also, thanks for removing the serial number. What risk was there by me posting that?
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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

Hi twinbee2,

 

Greetings.

 

We can not be certain of any planned battery upgrade for the design in the future not unless that there would be a significant demand. Users can however post their suggestion on the developer category for reviews.

 

Serial numbers are like email address that is considered private information.

Since our community is a public peer to peer group, it would be best to have the same information private to avoid misuse/ abuse. 

 

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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

Resurrecting this old topic. Here is an upgraded version of the same battery - 52Wh instead of 30Wh. So this higher capacity battery does exist. Can you explain what's happening, and confirm this would fit my laptop? Looking for the model name "L15L3PB0" on ebay, there are a few options to buy. The below screenshot was taken from this ultrabookreview.com Ideapad 320s URL: https://www.ultrabookreview.com/15874-lenovo-ideapad-320s-review/ and as you can see, it says 52Wh on it:

 

 

In contrast, here is my laptop below. As you can see the 30Wh battery profile looks very similar to the 52Wh above:

 

lolliper
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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

I've just got this laptop too. Noticed the poor battery life as well - though its less of a problem for me as the primary reason for getting it was to play games and surf the net whilst on holiday (so always plugged in).

 

The battery is £53 on ebay UK. Did you fit one?

 

Also, have you upgraded the SSD yourself or did that Crucial drive come fitted with it?

 

Thanks

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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

I'm impressed that you get 3-4 hours.  I have a brand new ideapad 320 and I don't even get an hour's worth of battery life.  I’d like to thank everyone who has noted the problem on all of the forums as it appears to be a consistent issue.  I only wish I had done better searches before I purchased what is fast becoming a boat anchor.  I bought my machine at through Costco and will see what it takes to lodge a formal complaint with their buyers as none of the suggestions have improved the battery life and I didn’t intend to be tethered to a cord and a wall outlet.  I will also submit a better business complaint so others will be forewarned about the blatant lies regarding battery life as well as looking into the FTC regarding false advertising.  It’s a shame that what might be a fine product is rendered useless by the battery.

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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

I agree, the deception is obvious!
if you need witnesses or consumers with the same problems, we will be happy to help.
we’ll also sue for fraud, now we’ve done all the tests and measurements, the lie is lenovo on the face! you need to decide in which court to file a complaint and disseminate information on third-party resources, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook.
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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

It's always explicitly listed as an estimation with the words "up to" in every country, so you couldn't sue them because they don't offer a definitive statement, they just offer their "up to", and with that the case is lost for you.

For those who don't have the SATA storage medium inside, I think it is recommendable to install the 52Wh battery.

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Re: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

can be recommended to everyone with 30 Wh, set to 52 Wh, otherwise the laptop does not live for more than 2-3 hours ...
Yes, that's how users are deceived ... unfortunately ..

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