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How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook


    Hi EightForum,

    I really hope you can answer this simply request.

    Nowadays is pretty common to have a new Ultrabook, laptop or notebook for general purposes. A very important feature is to have a healthy battery. We all know that Lithium-batts do a terrific job and are more resistant than never, but after many years of experience, I've learnt that having a software like "Eco charge, Battery care, Smart charge...etc " is a clever and vital feature already present in major brands BUT HP, believe or not. I've just received a new Ultrabook Spectra x360 with windows 8.1, and so far I cannot find any special battery function for this request, even worst nobody can answer in their forum either; I really can't understand this flaw in HP. So, I'd like to know is there any reliable battery software that can allow me to keep the battery charge to 80% and no more, even connected to AC power.

    I've seen several that keep info about battery and how to optimize but none with the simple function that I need.

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I honestly don't think it is possible to change what is built into the hardware and ACPI that ships with the computer. Would take a program that can access and change the settings in ACPI and this most likely would have to come from the manufacturer.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Popeye, I imagine you're right. After seen SONY, TOSHIBA, SAMSUNG...among others that includes this simple and important function, I can't believe that an important firm like HP doesn't have this into their laptops, incredible. I hope to be bad informed and actually this application does exist. If by any chance you had been told about some general software with this capability, I'll highly appreciate it.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    It might also be doable by BIOS settings but again it would have to be coded there to actually add the options and make it possible.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1 Pro/LinuxMint/Mac OS X


    There must be software online that you could get to test and see if you can control the options. I just did a quick google search and found Microsys, not sure if it does what your looking for but wouldn't hurt to look into.

    WAX
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Hi WAX,

    Thanks anyway for your contribution. I had already seen it, it's like many others giving you a lot of info of the battery, BUT nothing about to stop charging the battery and keep it at 80%. My intention is to have available that feature, cause my last ultrabook ( Toshiba with Eco-Charge ) kept its battery almost as a new one, even it was 2.5 years old. I'll keep it searching about this, when solved, I'll post it in this forum. By the way, I was thinking if Windows 8 could allow me to access the battery controller and change these parameters, but still nothing found.
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  7. #7


    I have an Ultrabook, a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, (with Windows 8.1), & a Lenovo program called 'OneKey Optimizer' regulates the battery settings. The recommended selection is the 'Conservation Mode' which keeps the battery's power level at 55-60% to prolong battery life.
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    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1 Pro/LinuxMint/Mac OS X


    The onekey optimizer appears to be a lenovo thing. No information on the site if it would work out side of lenovo hardware.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    That's right. Many brands have its own "battery care program". Toshiba calls it "Eco charge", Sony as "Battery care", Samsung as "Smart charge"...etc almost all BUT HP , lol ! incredible, such as firm as HP and doesn't have this simple and useful feature.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1 Pro/LinuxMint/Mac OS X


    I just installed onekey on my HP. It picked up my battery and when it was charging. not sure where to find the option to stop it from charging after X%.
    Give it a try, you may find it works.
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