Dell Inspirion 510m Owner's Manual: Checking The Battery Charge

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CAUTION:
incinerate, disassemble, or expose the battery to temperatures above 65°C (149°F). Keep the battery
away from children. Handle damaged or leaking batteries with extreme care. Damaged batteries may
leak and cause personal injury or equipment damage.

Checking the Battery Charge

The Dell QuickSet Battery Meter, the Microsoft
the battery charge gauge, and the low-battery warning provide information on the battery charge.
For more information about checking the charge on the second battery, see page 49.
Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter
If Dell QuickSet is installed, press <Fn><F8> to display the QuickSet Battery Meter.
The Battery Meter window displays status, charge level, and charge completion time for the battery
in your computer.
In addition, when your computer is connected to a docking device (docked), the Battery Meter
window includes a Dock Battery tab, which displays the charge level and current status of the
docking device battery.
The following icons appear in the Battery Meter window:
• The computer or docking device is running on battery power.
• The battery is discharging or idle.
• The computer or docking device is connected to an electrical outlet and
running on AC power.
• The battery is charging.
• The computer or docking device is connected to an electrical outlet and
running on AC power.
• The battery is discharging, idle, or charging.
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the
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Microsoft
The Windows Power Meter indicates the remaining battery charge. To check the Power Meter,
double-click the
"Power Management" in the Dell Inspiron Help f
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, a
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Using a Battery
Misuse of the battery may increase the risk of fire or chemical burn. Do not puncture,
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Windows
Power Meter
icon on the taskbar. For more information about the Power Meter tab, see
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Windows
Power Meter window and
icon in the taskbar, and click Help.
.To access the help file, see page 16.
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