[PATCH] automatically fix primary (ACPI) batteries which charge with > 50 W

Danny Kukawka danny.kukawka at web.de
Wed Mar 12 06:44:36 PDT 2008

On Mittwoch, 12. März 2008, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi Danny,
> Danny Kukawka [2008-03-12 13:19 +0100]:
> > this patch try to detect automatically broken batteries which tell that
> > they charge a primary (Laptop) battery with more than 50 Wh (50.000 mWh),
> > which is IMO in 100% of the cases wrong for Laptop batteries. Maybe we
> > can also assume a much lower level as criterion.
> *Being confused* Batteries with a capacity of more than 50 Wh are
> quite common (my Dell has a 9-cell battery with 68 Wh).

As in the patch: battery.charge_level.rate

> Or do you mean a charging/discharging rate of 50W? That would indeed
> be abnormally high for laptops (I guess even the biggest 17" monster
> not-quite-lap-tops will swallow at most 30W).

Yes, the rate. Especially the charge rate is IMO never that high. 


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