I wouldn’t rely on the gnome charging indicator tbh. I have a monitor with PD built in and it trickle charges my device without gnome telling me it’s actually charging.
The only indication that it’s charging is the time until battery depletion goes up to like 40 hours!
I think the FW powers at any wattage but only indicates at like 45 watt that it’s actively charging to avoid confusion between charging the battery and only having enough power for the battery not to deplete.
The Framework can charge from any USB source from 5-20V, but your laptop may be drawing more energy than what’s charging w/ weak/non-PD chargers. On Ubuntu, the Gnome power utility package I believe is called gnome-power-manager and provides the gnome-power-statistics app. You can also use upower directly which should give you an accurate description of whether your battery is charging or discharging, and the rate its doing so.
@Cheese & @lhl !
thanks for sharing your experience and resources.
I’ll try to use the 33W longer (when FW laptop is fully down) to see how fast it charges up.
For the Ubuntu UI bug,I’ll try and dig deeper (but not a big deal for now). I could only find gsd-power as a running process.
Context: when I close the lid, battery goes down quite quickly (about 15% during each night). I’m on BIOS 3.07, considering to try the EFI Shell recommendation to move to 3.10, but trying to be more confortable with my new env before trying this.
@Matt_Laurenceau I would definitely move to 3.10 and on top of that, if comfortable with beta firmware, I would flash the beta firmware for displayport expansion cards if you use one. Both actions should improve battery life/power draw.