Hello, i have replaced old swollen battery in my xps 13 9343 with new one from ebay.
Everything is working generally fine, except that I am getting occasional 4 amber/1 white flashes. It happenes when battery is fully charged, and after flashes charging light stays on (white) for a while (few minutes). OS reports at that time that battery is not charging, but this is inconsistent with the light status.
I saw other people posting about it but I have not seen any solutions. I will appreciate comments.
This forum post might help. Just wondering though, is the battery you purchased a genuine Dell battery? If not that could be the problem.
Thank you JOcean. I have non-Dell battery from ebay. Somehow it is recognized as Dell battery.
I saw the other thread as well
Apart from very rare amber/white falshes, the battery charges ok, fully and in reasonable time, and all works fine, with decent time on battery (~5 hours). The battery report shows actually that battery design capacity is 56Wh, and actual full charge is at 58.3W.
native-path: BAT0 vendor: SMP model: DELL RWT1R43 serial: 46353 power supply: yes updated: Sun 01 Dec 2019 08:51:14 PM JST (0 seconds ago) has history: yes has statistics: yes battery present: yes rechargeable: yes state: fully-charged warning-level: none energy: 58.3528 Wh energy-empty: 0 Wh energy-full: 58.3528 Wh energy-full-design: 56.0044 Wh energy-rate: 1.4136 W voltage: 8.762 V percentage: 100% capacity: 100% technology: lithium-ion icon-name: 'battery-full-charged-symbolic'
I saw your comment that amber flashes indicate "bad battery". I wonder in what sense. Would you any more information on that?