You can monitor the battery status by using the battery status indicator and the Fuel-Gauge program.
If the battery pack is installed,
the battery status indicator shows its current status.
Compare the battery status indicator
with the following table to determine the condition of
|Green||Enough power remains for operation.|
|Orange||The battery pack is being charged.|
|Blinking orange||The battery pack needs charging. If the indicator starts blinking orange, the computer beeps three times.|
You should take corrective actions if the
battery status indicator is
blinking orange, and your
computer sounds three consecutive beeps.
(If your computer enters
suspend mode because of a low-battery condition, data
in memory might be lost.)
Immediately connect the AC Adapter to the computer.
Then take either of the following actions:
If you do not take corrective actions within about 30 seconds, the computer will enter suspend mode.
Do not leave the computer in this condition for an extended time. Data in memory will be lost.
By using the Fuel-Gauge program, you can display the battery status and power mode (High Performance, Automatic, or Customized).
If you are using the secondary battery, you can see the secondary battery status with the Fuel-Gauge program. In the Fuel-Gauge program window are with two gauges: 1 is for main battery status and 2 is for secondary battery. The computer uses secondary battery first. When you are charging batteries, the computer charges the main battery first.
You also can select suspend or hibernation mode.
To start the Fuel-Gauge program,
click Start, move the cursor to
Program and ThinkPad, and then click the Fuel-Gauge.
The following window appears: