Battery Monitor is a utility to monitor the battery life of laptops. It displays a graph of the change in battery level with time. This is useful to estimate the amount of battery life that you are getting from your laptop, and to check the overall health.
Average Life is the amount of time your laptop takes to go from 100% to 0%. It takes a few charge-discharge cycles to get an accurate estimate of this value.
Health is the remaining life of battery. It is normally 100% when the battery is new, and slowly degrades with time. For example, a two-year old laptop may show health of 80%, which indicates that only 80% of the original capacity is left.
Discharging – Displays average life, time remaining and discharge rate
Black line in the graph displays battery level at a particular time.
Red line in the graph displays CPU usage. CPU usage is usually high if battery is discharging rapidly.
Charging – Displays charge rate and time remaining
Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, etc.
Packages are available in the Launchpad PPA for current Ubuntu releases. Run following commands in a terminal window to install from PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install aptik-battery-monitor
Debian packages are available on the Releases page for older Ubuntu releases which have reached end-of-life.
Binary installers are available on the Releases page. Download the 32-bit or 64-bit installer and execute from terminal window:
sudo sh ./aptik-battery-monitor*amd64.run # 64-bit, or sudo sh ./aptik-battery-monitor*i386.run # 32-bit
Installer can be used on following distribution types:
- Fedora based – Fedora, RedHat, Cent OS, etc (supports dnf and yum)
- Debian based – Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, etc (supports apt)
- Arch based – Arch Linux, Manjaro, etc (supports pacman)
Battery Monitor is a non-commercial application. I work on it during my free time based on my requirements and interest.
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