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    gazp8 battery issues

    Has anyone had any issues with their Gazelle Pro battery (GAZP8)? My laptop is a little over a year old and the battery is already at 37% charge capacity. Did I get a bad battery or are the stock batteries prone to a high amount degregation in a short amount of time?


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    Re: gazp8 battery issues

    Battery life and longevity will vary greatly between different computers (even of the same model). What sort of battery life are you seeing from the system?
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    Re: gazp8 battery issues

    I'm also seeing poor battery life on my gazp8. I'm getting a little over an hour with "normal" use, and less than an hour if watching video or doing a lot of code compiling. See upower output below...


    $ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
    native-path: BAT0
    vendor: NOTEBOOK
    model: BAT
    serial: 0001
    power supply: yes
    updated: Tue 22 Jul 2014 09:38:50 AM MDT (6 seconds ago)
    has history: yes
    has statistics: yes
    battery
    present: yes
    rechargeable: yes
    state: discharging
    energy: 22.4997 Wh
    energy-empty: 0 Wh
    energy-full: 24.8085 Wh
    energy-full-design: 48.84 Wh
    energy-rate: 20.5509 W
    voltage: 11.77 V
    time to empty: 1.1 hours
    percentage: 90%
    capacity: 50.7955%
    technology: lithium-ion
    History (charge):
    1406043530 90.000 discharging
    1406043500 91.000 discharging
    1406043440 92.000 discharging
    History (rate):
    1406043530 20.551 discharging
    1406043500 19.980 discharging
    1406043440 19.980 discharging


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    Re: gazp8 battery issues

    I'm seeing the same numbers on a panp9 model. This has started quite recently, I used to be able to be able to run more than 3 hours on a battery, couple of months ago it became just over 1 hour.

    Update: I originally misnamed the model, it's panp9, not 6.

    $ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
    native-path: BAT0
    vendor: NOTEBOOK
    model: BAT
    serial: 0001
    power supply: yes
    updated: Thu 24 Jul 2014 16:04:25 CEST (10 seconds ago)
    has history: yes
    has statistics: yes
    battery
    present: yes
    rechargeable: yes
    state: discharging
    energy: 13,8861 Wh
    energy-empty: 0 Wh
    energy-full: 18,4371 Wh
    energy-full-design: 48,84 Wh
    energy-rate: 14,1763 W
    voltage: 11,502 V
    time to empty: 58,8 minutes
    percentage: 75%
    capacity: 37,75%
    technology: lithium-ion
    History (charge):
    1406210635 75,000 discharging
    1406210605 76,000 discharging
    History (rate):
    1406210665 14,176 discharging
    1406210635 14,081 discharging
    1406210605 14,652 discharging
    1406210575 14,652 discharging
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    Last edited by artm; July 24th, 2014 at 03:09 PM.

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    Re: gazp8 battery issues

    Brand new OOTB 2 hours 'normal' use... degrades to 20-30% capacity within 6 months. On my third battery now (little over a year). It's one main reason I won't buy another computer from them.

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    Re: gazp8 battery issues

    my gazelle pro battery is at 89% after 9 months, but only because i regularly take it out when the laptop is plugged in. together with the other problems (heat, noisy fan, loose screws that regularly need to be retightened) that also made system76 a no-go for me.

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