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Thinkpad T510 - Maximum lifespan mode

2014-04-28, 14:52 PM

Hello,

 

I'm new to the forums, so far I'm pretty pleased with my laptop - Lenovo Thinkpad T510, but today my battery icon in taskbar got a green cirle around it and it says: The battery is running in Maximum Lifespan mode.

 

I dont know what is this means and what to do is it dangerous, is it normal, or what?

 

In other places I read - that is completly fine when you use your laptop mainly on AC and dont use battery so often, but i'm getting scared because it lasts around 5 hours with wifi and display around 70% brightness, and now software says something like 4 or even worse - 3 hours of battery life.

 

Should I leave it that way or is there something I need to do, but I dont know about it?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Thinkpad T510 - Maximum lifespan mode

2014-04-28, 16:37 PM
In Maximum Lifespan mode, it slightly reduces your battery runtime by not totally charging your battery to 100%. This should keep your battery in better condition later in the future.

If your battery runtime is low, check the existing battery wear. Also try to close as many background programs that you don't need; these can consume a lot of battery.

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Re: Thinkpad T510 - Maximum lifespan mode

2014-04-28, 18:11 PM
I read this topic: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/automatically-optimize-for-battery-lifespan-charges-the-batt-to/m-p/1251901 and tried to switch my battery in 45% and 95% (custom charge threshold) and green circle has gone. Then I switched back to automatically optimize for battery lifespan and it was gone again.

Did I do something wrong and i turned off previous statement "maximum lifespan mode"?
Sorry for this dumb questions, but I'm really new to this battery saving technology.
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