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Battery drain while gaming - Helios 300

geoscottongeoscotton Member Posts: 2 New User
Hello
I have recently bought a Helios 300 and been using it a lot. However, one thing that I noticed is that, while playing (GTA V on high settings), the battery will start draining slowly even when I'm connected to power source. ANybody got thing like that? COuld this be due temperature (it stays around 70C or a little higher).

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  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,953 Pathfinder
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    Hello
    I have recently bought a Helios 300 and been using it a lot. However, one thing that I noticed is that, while playing (GTA V on high settings), the battery will start draining slowly even when I'm connected to power source. ANybody got thing like that? COuld this be due temperature (it stays around 70C or a little higher).

    Laptop charger supplies only about 200W... pretty much the top limit for something supposed to be mobile. The internal components pull in more power than what the charger can supply when under full load, like playing heavy games. At such times it could use power from battery along with the power from charger... combining both into a hybrid power source. This battery drain wouldn't be too much though, atleast from what I observed, about 2-3% per 30 mins or so of game play.
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  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,953 Pathfinder
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    Hello
    I have recently bought a Helios 300 and been using it a lot. However, one thing that I noticed is that, while playing (GTA V on high settings), the battery will start draining slowly even when I'm connected to power source. ANybody got thing like that? COuld this be due temperature (it stays around 70C or a little higher).

    Laptop charger supplies only about 200W... pretty much the top limit for something supposed to be mobile. The internal components pull in more power than what the charger can supply when under full load, like playing heavy games. At such times it could use power from battery along with the power from charger... combining both into a hybrid power source. This battery drain wouldn't be too much though, atleast from what I observed, about 2-3% per 30 mins or so of game play.
    Karma...
    LIKE - if helpful
    ACCEPT - if helped resolve
    ---------
    I am not an Acer employee.
    Your issue could get better coverage and more answers if posted in forums than in a message to me.

    ---------
    User benchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10977437


  • vedang55vedang55 Member Posts: 21 Networker
    Hello
    I have recently bought a Helios 300 and been using it a lot. However, one thing that I noticed is that, while playing (GTA V on high settings), the battery will start draining slowly even when I'm connected to power source. ANybody got thing like that? COuld this be due temperature (it stays around 70C or a little higher).

    I have the same issue thanks to the minuscule 130 watt ac adapter acer provided me (product page had 180 watt mentioned)
  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,953 Pathfinder
    vedang55 said:
    I have the same issue thanks to the minuscule 130 watt ac adapter acer provided me (product page had 180 watt mentioned)
    130? Are you sure? My Asus ROG with i7 and 660M from 2012 had a 120W. So I am surprised how you got one with 130 only? 130 is generally considered a travel adapter, and not a full size.
    Karma...
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    ACCEPT - if helped resolve
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    I am not an Acer employee.
    Your issue could get better coverage and more answers if posted in forums than in a message to me.

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  • vedang55vedang55 Member Posts: 21 Networker
    sri369 said:
    vedang55 said:
    I have the same issue thanks to the minuscule 130 watt ac adapter acer provided me (product page had 180 watt mentioned)
    130? Are you sure? My Asus ROG with i7 and 660M from 2012 had a 120W. So I am surprised how you got one with 130 only? 130 is generally considered a travel adapter, and not a full size.
    Yes.

  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,953 Pathfinder
    @vedang55 The one I received in the US is 19.5 volts @ 9.23 amps... totally approximately 180 watts.
    Karma...
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    ACCEPT - if helped resolve
    ---------
    I am not an Acer employee.
    Your issue could get better coverage and more answers if posted in forums than in a message to me.

    ---------
    User benchmark: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10977437


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