Quick Battery Power Monitor

watch -n 5 "upower -d | grep energy -A 4"
Convenient to leave running in a yakuake or plasmacon terminal. For older kernels watch -n 5 cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state
Sample Output
Every 5.0s: upower -d | grep energy -A 4                                                                                                            Mon Apr  2 18:29:54 2012

    energy:              86.6688 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         94.128 Wh
    energy-full-design:  97.68 Wh
    energy-rate:         21.312 W
    voltage:             12.015 V
    time to empty:       4.1 hours
    percentage:          92.0755%
    capacity:            96.3636%

By: aidanlinz
2012-04-02 22:33:37

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