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T410 Cycle count

Hi All,

 

I bought new laptop (Lenovo T410 ThinkPad)  2 months ago and I work with the Battery I look at Cycle count and it's write me 37 Cycle count. does it so high?What does it mean?What should I in order to decrease it or to slow it?

 

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Re: T410 Cycle count

That is how many times your battery has cycled due to use. How many times do you use the laptop on battery over these 2 months?

If you want to decrease the battery cycle, you can use it on ac power.

And set the Thinkvantage Power Manager's battery maintenance to start charging from say 40% and stop at 95%, etc.
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Jin Li

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Re: T410 Cycle count

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What do you mean use it on ac power?Connect it without battery?

And where I change :

" start charging from say 40% and stop at 95%, etc. "

I don't find it there

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use it on ac power, means that you should use the laptop with ac adapter where possible.

Battery will wear out eventually as it is a consumable product, if you use the battery everyday, usually you would need to replace it after 18 to 24 months.
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I use it everyday :smileysad:
If it tell me that the battery power is 100% then I need to disconnect the ac power?or not?or what?
and what about the :" start charging from say 40% and stop at 95%, etc. "

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the Thinkpad power manager will automatically stop charging the battery once it hits 100%, so you won't need to disconnect the ac power.

 

 

Custom Charging Setup.png

 

To setup the custom charging behaviour, you should do the following.

 

1. double click on the green battery icon, which will open up the Thinkvantage Power Manager.

2. Then click on the battery tab.

3. Click on the battery maintenance button.

4. Set your custom charging value battery maintenance pop up menu. 

5. Click ok, and exit.

 

P.S. This will stay like this unless you pull out the battery and reinsert it, which will reset the battery charging behaviour back to the old value. 

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Jin Li

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Ok thanks !

But I want to know why is it recommend to define the battery like this?I mean to "
And set the Thinkvantage Power Manager's battery maintenance to start charging from say 40% and stop at 95%, etc. "

now it defines "Automatically optimize for battery lifespan".

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sorry i don't get you. You mean that if you use custom setting, the power manager becomes 'automatically optimise for battery lifespan' option instead?
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Re: T410 Cycle count

"one picture is worth a thousand words"

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/225/lenovo.png/

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Are you trying to say why can't you use the automatically optimize for battery lifespan features? Well you can but this is not as effective as using the custom setting, as you are worried about charge cycle, which is one of the reason you started this post.
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