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05-30-2020 03:13 PM
First time owning a HP laptop and I am being a bit annoyed by the fact that I can't change the critical battery value below 9%. Whenever I try it defaults back to 9%. I have never seen that before in any of my other laptops and I think its rather annoying that I as the OWNER can't decide when I think my battery is critical and should do x thing. Is there some way to mess with that change and let me change the value to say 5% or 2%?. Because 9 is just plain stupid when the low battery warning comes on at 14. 5% from low to critical is just pointless.
So how do i get around changing it?.
05-30-2020 03:31 PM
Disclaimer: I do not have a Pavilion machine.
Monster ZBook (that I do own) is larger and more demanding than little Pavilion - battery on the Zbook is set to 5% and could be set higher / lower.
It does seem like you should be able to set the critical battery level below 9% on your Pavilion system.
Method - Set Battery Levels
Control Panel > icon view > Power
Click / Select your current power plan and open it
Click / Select Change advanced power settings
In Advanced Settings menu, scroll to the bottom and open Category Battery
Open Critical battery level
Adjust as available
Click Apply to save changes
Click OK to exit the Advanced settings menu
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05-31-2020 08:16 AM
I was worth checking.
I know that is disappointing.
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The limitation might be required to keep the battery safe. Batteries that drain past a certain point are not able to charge again later. It is just a little battery (3 cell).
Description Part Number
3-cell, 41-WHr, 3.6-AHr, Li-ion battery L11119-855
At the moment, I don't know how you can make use of the missing 4% nor do I know how many minutes of use it could have provided.
The solution, perhaps, is to conserve what battery you (do) have by other means - for example, consider using fewer resources overall to make up for the minutes of time you would have had with the extra 4% of battery time.
Yes, I know - it is irritating to have to change perfectly decent work habits.
Battery usage and other battery facts are explained in your User Guide (Starting on Page 35)
NOTE: According to the Maintenance and Service Guide, the series supports "Fast Charge" (Page 5)
It is possible I missed something - it happens.
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06-06-2020 10:01 AM
Dragon-Fur, the battery taking damage from being discharged to say 1-2% instead of 9% is not going to happen. For a modern LiPo or LiOn battery to take permanent damage it needs to be discharged to 0% and then further discharged, ie being left alone for say 3-6 months for it to do any real damage.
And 9% is just stupid and absurd. And bordering to me considering to reinstall windows 10 and avoid the HP branded version to see if it will let me then...
06-06-2020 10:03 AM
If I have anything further to contribute that is actually useful to you, I will post back.
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