I had an archived copy of PC Doctor ThinkVantage Toolbox (6.0.5849.23). It works with Windows 10 32-bit, but throws many errors for old Windows components (like Disk Defrag, Network Conifg, etc.), but eventually gives the whole System Information, including battery info that looks "real".
If I recall correctly, older versions of Power Manager software included info about the number of battery cycles, etc. that go beyond just FRU #, manufacturer, serial number, charge capacity, working capacity, and charge state.
Any suggestions of tools to find this out?
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The recommended standard tool in Linux is TLP: linrunner.de/en/tlp/tlp.html. It is included nowadays with the most relevant distributions.rkawakami wrote:[...] an alternate may be to use Linux. I understand that there's some programs which can read the battery status.
Typical sample output:
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[root]~ # tlp-stat -b --- TLP 0.8 -------------------------------------------- +++ ThinkPad Extended Battery Functions tp-smapi = active tpacpi-bat = inactive (kernel module 'acpi_call' not installed) +++ ThinkPad Battery Status: BAT0 (Main / Internal) /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/manufacturer = Panasonic /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/model = 92P1133 /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/manufacture_date = 2007-07-28 /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/first_use_date = 2008-01-12 /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/cycle_count = 305 /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/design_capacity = 84240 [mWh] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/last_full_capacity = 67150 [mWh] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/remaining_capacity = 43400 [mWh] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/remaining_percent = 65 [%] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/remaining_running_time_now = not_discharging [min] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/remaining_charging_time = not_charging [min] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/power_now = 0 [mW] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/power_avg = 0 [mW] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/state = idle /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/start_charge_thresh = 65 [%] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/stop_charge_thresh = 95 [%] /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/force_discharge = 0 [root]~ #
Another option: Under Windows (XP and upwards, at least incl. 7; don't know about later versions) the freeware program "System Information for Windows" [SIW] will provide all the same information about the battery as Lenovo's Power Management tool does.
If you can find SIW ver. 2011 build 1029 (SIW 2011.10.29) go grab that; it's the free fullblown version as opposed to some of the more recent versions of SIW which are "professional" meaning that they willl do (probably!) essentially the same, but that you'll however have to pay for them!
Yet another (nice and free!) option is HWinfo - it will also provide you all information about "smart" batteries. A very useful tool indeed!
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