Battery drain while plugged in

If I am playing an intensive game the battery will slowly discharge. I switched to a 100w charger but the issue still remains. When this happens the plug also gets really hot from trying to charge and power the system at the same time. 

the TDP also is not working correctly and I think this may be the issue. I’ve seen the wattage spike to 40w during gameplay but usually sits at 32w. The built in settings basically do nothing.

any ideas?

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  • What is the game you are playing?

    If I have it, I will try to see if I can duplicate, but you need to provide more detais.

    I have a Anker pack that shows the drain.

    Even when I have the BIOS setting to "slow" the pack repots drain of 98W, I usually plug the pack if the internal batt is about 30% or so.

    After the internal Bat chanrges I see drain go to the 60, 40, 30 W etc.

    The plug will get warm, but not hot, I use a thunderbolt 4 plug rated for 130W, being U are using a brick, not sure what to make of it, are you using the "original" power brick?

  • I’ve been playing Kena Bridge of spirits and Daymare. It happens with both the stock charger and the 100W.

    I have the power go from the charger to an extension that goes to a USB 3.2 hub and I think the culprit may be the extension cable. I think it’s 60 watts so I ordered a new one. 

    I will also try changing the charge mode as I did notice it was set to low when I was looking through bios menu.

  • One more detail I wanted to ask, have you noticed if the cable gets hot when you plug the device and battery laready is partially drained? Let's say 30% left?

    Or does it happens regardless?

    Reason for asking today as I tested I started with the battery at 65%, and it was charging very slow, but it charged a bit as I played, and it did not even get warm. But I have noticed the plug slightly warm if I have almost no juice left. I guess something to consider.

    And not sure if this is a dumb question, but seems you have a extension + Hub, does it make any difference if you hook the adapter directly without anything else?

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  • One more detail I wanted to ask, have you noticed if the cable gets hot when you plug the device and battery laready is partially drained? Let's say 30% left?

    Or does it happens regardless?

    Reason for asking today as I tested I started with the battery at 65%, and it was charging very slow, but it charged a bit as I played, and it did not even get warm. But I have noticed the plug slightly warm if I have almost no juice left. I guess something to consider.

    And not sure if this is a dumb question, but seems you have a extension + Hub, does it make any difference if you hook the adapter directly without anything else?

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  • The battery never really goes below 94% when playing but as soon as I stop it charges back to 100% in minutes.

    so this is what I’m thinking. The cable is limiting to 60w plus the hub steals some juice so its left with about 53w 

    plugging directly in using the 60w cable ended up charging the system in Kena but not Daymare. the cable without extension is under my bed and I have mobility issues so I wasnt able to test with just the 100w cable on its own.

    eithwr way I have a 100w cable coming tomorrow and I’ll know for certain if the 60w was the culprit.

    and yes the cable end gets hot when playing plugged in which i do 100% of the time as I only ever use it in bed. The poor SD card is like lava when I eject it.