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Finding battery information
To monitor the status of your battery, or if the battery is no longer holding a charge, run Battery Check
in HP Support Assistant. To access battery information, from the Start screen, type
, select
HP Support Assistant
app, and then select
Battery and performance
HP Support Assistant provides the following tools and information about the battery:
Battery test
Information about battery types, specifications, life cycles, and capacity
Conserving battery power
Tips for conserving battery power and maximizing battery life:
Lower the brightness on the display.
Select the
Power saver
setting in Power Options.
Remove a user-replaceable battery from the computer if it will not be used or charged for more
than 2 weeks.
Turn off wireless devices when you are not using them.
Disconnect unused external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, such as
an external hard drive connected to a USB port.
Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
Before you leave your work, initiate Sleep or shut down the computer.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low or critical battery level,
the following behavior occurs:
The battery light (select models only) indicates a low or critical battery level.
– or –
The power meter icon on the Windows desktop shows a low or critical battery notification.
For additional information about the power meter, see
Using the power meter and
power settings
on page
The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer remains
briefly in the Sleep state, and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer initiates
Resolving a low battery level
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
Connect an AC adapter.
Connect an optional docking or expansion device.
Connect an optional power adapter purchased as an accessory from HP.
Chapter 6
Managing power