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Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-11, 8:41 AM

After reading almost everything regarding this topic, i still having hard time to decide.

I'm using my W520 95% of the time on AC adapter,

I should let the power manager "Maximum lifespan mode" decide or should i set the battery threshold on some specific percentage ?

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-11, 12:25 PM

I set mine to stop charging at 95% and to charge when it's below 60%.

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-11, 13:32 PM

Yeah, but i don't know how the power control handle it automatically, it might better settings...

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-12, 16:56 PM

Sorry for the bump, Can someone please shade some light on this topic? it has been asked alot, without a clear ansewer.

Thanks!

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-12, 17:07 PM

Hi OrElm!

 

Check these Knowledgebase articles:

 

"How can I increase battery life?"

"Why did my battery lose capacity?"

"Why did my battery die?"

"Should I run with my battery in or out?"

 

Hope they help! Ask if more questions.

 

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-12, 17:16 PM

Thank you!

One thing, the battery Auto mode for lifespan, keeps the battery at 99% according to the manager, but it's true? or it keeping it much lower and not showing ..

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-12, 19:13 PM

Apparently It's hiding 10% of the battery, I'm correct?

I had 99% until i sent manual threshold.

 

BTW

Do you suggest resetting the battery gauge once in 3 months for this kind of battery?

 

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-15, 14:21 PM

No one?

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Re: Which setting should i use for battery threshold.

2012-02-15, 16:30 PM

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No one?


http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-can-I-increase-battery-life/ta-p/244800 seems to be good advice.

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