Own a Pyra? Can I get your battery details?


pimaster

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Code:
upower -i `upower -e | grep -i bat`
This will find devices that look like batteries and spit out information about it.
Code:
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Sat 13 Aug 2022 05:48:01 PM AEST (87 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               charging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              19.2469 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         21.6911 Wh
    energy-full-design:  24.03 Wh
    energy-rate:         1.02489 W
    voltage:             4.035 V
    time to full:        2.4 hours
    percentage:          86%
    temperature:         34 degrees C
    capacity:            90.2667%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charging-symbolic'
  History (rate):
    1660376881  1.025   charging
I feel like I've been charging it all day and it is topping out at 87% or so.
Was curious what other Pyra batteries are doing.
Only need to see 3-4 other Pyras, so don't need everyone to do this. If you think yours is weirder than other results, happy to see those.
 

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I can try to post my batterie results , maybe on my next video tomorrow,
But if I remember correctly, the Batteries aren’t charged 100 % anyway to awoid damage, Other Company’s also aren’t charge full but set the 100 % when it’s actually 90 %
The Pandora/Pyra Batterie Indicator is just honest ^^
 

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Here is mine

Code:
native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              sab 13 ago 2022 14:23:13 CEST (42 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               discharging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              13,5293 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         22,3346 Wh
    energy-full-design:  22,428 Wh
    energy-rate:         2,60985 W
    voltage:             3,81 V
    time to empty:       5,2 hours
    percentage:          59%
    temperature:         29,3 degrees C
    capacity:            99,5833%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-good-symbolic'
  History (rate):
    1660393393    2,610    discharging

seems very similar...the only difficulty i have is reach a full charging this days (temps where i live are high) so it never reach full.
Also the SOC are consuming too much energy so is difficoult to reach full charge i think.
 

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I think I can post some „screenshots“
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I have left to fully charge my Pyra...and after some hours here is the result:

Code:
native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              dom 14 ago 2022 14:44:38 CEST (12 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               fully-charged
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              24,8553 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         24,8553 Wh
    energy-full-design:  24,354 Wh
    energy-rate:         2,65998 W
    voltage:             4,124 V
    percentage:          99%
    temperature:         29,9 degrees C
    capacity:            97,0833%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charged-symbolic'
  History (charge):
    1660481078    99,000    fully-charged
    1660481037    0,000    unknown
  History (rate):
    1660481078    2,660    fully-charged
    1660481037    0,000    unknown
 

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Fresh bootup...

Code:
trashy@trashy-pyra:~$ upower -i `upower -e | grep -i bat`
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Sun 14 Aug 2022 02:40:41 PM EDT (49 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               discharging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              15.1616 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         20.3613 Wh
    energy-full-design:  22.632 Wh
    energy-rate:         3.02924 W
    voltage:             3.854 V
    time to empty:       5.0 hours
    percentage:          76%
    temperature:         23.5 degrees C
    capacity:            89.9667%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-symbolic'
  History (charge):
    1660502441    76.000    discharging
  History (rate):
    1660502441    3.029    discharging

trashy@trashy-pyra:~$
 

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ix@ix-pyra:~$ upower -i `upower -e | grep -i bat`
native-path: bq27421-0
vendor: Texas Instruments
power supply: yes
updated: Thu 18 Aug 2022 11:01:29 AM IDT (38 seconds ago)
has history: yes
has statistics: yes
battery
present: yes
rechargeable: yes
state: discharging
warning-level: none
energy: 18.4398 Wh
energy-empty: 0 Wh
energy-full: 20.9192 Wh
energy-full-design: 23.304 Wh
energy-rate: 2.23909 W
voltage: 3.963 V
time to empty: 8.2 hours
percentage: 79%
temperature: 32.6 degrees C
capacity: 89.7667%
technology: lithium-ion
icon-name: 'battery-full-symbolic'
History (charge):
1660809689 79.000 discharging
History (rate):
1660809689 2.239 discharging
1660809663 2.425 discharging

ix@ix-pyra:~$
 

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Hadn't booted up mine in a good while, but seems like the battery hardware can't make up its mind. Here's 3 sample queries:
Code:
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Fri 19 Aug 2022 02:38:48 AM CEST (105 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               fully-charged
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              15.9805 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         22.7107 Wh
    energy-full-design:  22.89 Wh
    energy-rate:         4.09933 W
    voltage:             3.824 V
    percentage:          100%
    temperature:         36.8 degrees C
    capacity:            99.2167%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charged-symbolic'
  History (rate):
    1660869528    4.099    fully-charged
Code:
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Fri 19 Aug 2022 02:47:30 AM CEST (35 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               discharging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              13.7719 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         20.4958 Wh
    energy-full-design:  22.614 Wh
    energy-rate:         8.16365 W
    voltage:             3.769 V
    time to empty:       1.7 hours
    percentage:          64%
    temperature:         38.6 degrees C
    capacity:            90.6333%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-symbolic'
  History (charge):
    1660870050    0.000    unknown
  History (rate):
    1660870050    0.000    unknown
Code:
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Fri 19 Aug 2022 03:05:40 AM CEST (7 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               charging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              14.1506 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         21.4268 Wh
    energy-full-design:  23.49 Wh
    energy-rate:         5.39543 W
    voltage:             3.976 V
    time to full:        1.3 hours
    percentage:          63%
    temperature:         38.1 degrees C
    capacity:            91.2167%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charging-symbolic'
  History (charge):
    1660871140    63.000    charging
    1660871115    0.000    unknown
  History (rate):
    1660871140    5.395    charging
    1660871115    0.000    unknown

I'll let it charge now and see what happens.
The temperature values seem fishy to me too though. I held that thing in my hand shortly before the query. Surely wasn't anywhere near 38°C.

Edit:
Here's one after charging to full, then letting it sit for almost a day (turned off). Looks like the most valid one of the bunch, even the temperature makes sense now.
Code:
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Sat 20 Aug 2022 12:41:19 AM CEST (14 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               fully-charged
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              22.4907 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         22.5838 Wh
    energy-full-design:  24.288 Wh
    energy-rate:         7.78026 W
    voltage:             4.048 V
    percentage:          100%
    temperature:         29.2 degrees C
    capacity:            92.9833%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charged-symbolic'
  History (charge):
    1660948879    0.000    unknown
  History (rate):
    1660948879    0.000    unknown
 
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Code:
  native-path:          bq27421-0
  vendor:               Texas Instruments
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Sat 20 Aug 2022 10:46:51 AM CDT (24 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
  battery
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               discharging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              19.5038 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         22.6728 Wh
    energy-full-design:  24.18 Wh
    energy-rate:         7.44946 W
    voltage:             3.886 V
    time to empty:       2.6 hours
    percentage:          88%
    temperature:         32.6 degrees C
    capacity:            93.7667%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-symbolic'
  History (rate):
    1661010411    7.449    discharging
 

pimaster

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Thanks everyone. I think that is enough data. I was worried about the capacity value of my battery but it seems I'm not the only one.
Very interesting to see that variety.
It'll be nice to have this information in the future to see how the batteries are performing in 3-5 years.
 

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It'll be nice to have this information in the future to see how the batteries are performing in 3-5 years.
For what it's worth, my Pandora battery is at 87.47% of design capacity (according to Pandora System Info, no upower on there). Admittedly it didn't see much use in the recent years either, but it's still an 11 year old device with the battery probably a little bit older stock than that as well.
The batteries are pretty good I'd say. iirc it's the same manufacturer for Pyra batteries. All of them are a couple of years old already too.
 
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