This information pertains to LabQuest 3.

If you have a LabQuest 2, see this article.
If you have an original LabQuest, see this article.

There are three different battery icons shown when running a LabQuest. The icons, used in conjunction with the battery lever %, provide information about the state of the battery.

  50% — Running on battery power (50% battery life remaining)

  50% — Battery is charging (50% charged)

— Battery fault or no battery (If you see this icon when you power your LabQuest for the first time, the protective battery tab may not have been removed.)

See also:
LabQuest 3 battery does not charge.
My LabQuest 3 does not charge or hold a charge, what should I do?