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W530 full charge capacity is much less than design capacity

I have lenovo workstation w530 9 cell laptop . it is now 4 years old now

I observed that rcently that battery is draining so fastly.

Did a battery guage reset in lenovo settings.

it says that "Battery status is good"and shown in green color.


Full charge capacity : 38.34Wh

voltage 12.26v

wattage 9.44W

Temp 32 c

cycle count 418

design capacity is 93.6Wh

design voltage 11.1v


I didn't understand why so difference between full charge and design charge. Is my battery in really good or need a change.

Can someone please help me out.

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Re: W530 full charge capacity is much less than design capacity

"Good" means it is unlikely to completely fail very soon. The electronics indicate that the cells are all working. However, battery cells have a limited life and they slowly deteriorate as they are used and recharged over and over. It is just wearing out. The reset is unlikely to help. The "fix" is to replace it. Be sure you get one that is designed for the T430/T530/W530. The earlier ones (T420, etc.) are the same size, but they won't work. Avoid aftermarket ones. I think they are junk.


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