Time remaining for battery power.
Indications of battery remaining whether in % of battery power or time in hour or minutes, depend on the ''Bttery Power Management'' application program which came with your computer. Does your computer, the Pavillion dv4000 , have the option to display remainimg batery power in terms of time indications ?
You probably won't get a ''time remaining'' indictor because power usage depends on how you use the computer, what progams are run, devices attached, etc.,so it is more accurate or meaningful to give a % indicator, e.g. 50% may mean 2 hours with normal word processing usage or 30 minutes if you are on graphics design and do a lot of printing. Of course, it is possible to have a program which detects what devices are attached and used, the programs being run, etc., and the power consumed by each and everything at any one moment and provide the ''power remaining'' information in terms of time indicators, but that will raise the cost of computers, and manufacturers are trying to keep the cost down.
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