The Laptop Battery plugin reports on the condition, capacity, cycle count and serial number of the laptop battery. Battery condition can be Fair, Poor or Replace Soon. You will be alerted when the battery condition changes to anything other than "normal" or "fair".
The one-time warning reports include:
- battery demographics
- battery condition
- max and current capacity
Windows Battery Status
An example of a passing Battery status for a Windows laptop.
Mac Battery Status
An example of a passing Laptop Battery status for a Mac laptop.
An example of a Laptop Battery that is reporting a Service Battery condition.
For Apple Laptops, battery cycle counts can range from 300 to 1000 charge cycles. Apple publishes the battery cycle count for Mac notebooks.
For more information on battery cycles and cycle life for laptop batteries, please see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201585.
The maximum capacity can be higher than the design capacity for a new battery.
Some 3rd party batteries may report an invalid serial number.
Failing batteries can have a really high maximum capacity.