Dell Power Manager

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  1. AlexanderKim

    AlexanderKim Notebook Guru

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    Does it actually work? I've set a setting to using primarily AC, and my charge stays at 100% all the time, does it work?
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Do you have a Settings button on Power Manager's Battery Information page? This, if it's there, lets you configure the custom charging settings. I know the button there on Dell's business notebooks but don't know whether the consumper products support this facility.

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  3. AlexanderKim

    AlexanderKim Notebook Guru

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    This one, you mean?
     
  4. AlexanderKim

    AlexanderKim Notebook Guru

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    Also i have this setting
     
  5. DoctorRzepa

    DoctorRzepa Notebook Guru

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    I believe it has to "learn" how you use your laptop to apply any tresholds.
    I just set it to start charging at 60% and stop at 65%.
     
  6. AlexanderKim

    AlexanderKim Notebook Guru

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    I just switched to custom setting - 60% - 80%. Drained down to 79% and seems like it's indeed working, it stopped charging.

    is that ok for battery?
     
  7. DoctorRzepa

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    It's better than keeping battery at 100%. You can find useful info about li-ion batteries at batteryuniversity.com.
    Lower the charge, longer it stays healthy.
     
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    AlexanderKim Notebook Guru

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    So 80% looks ok?
     
  9. DoctorRzepa

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    In my opinion ~60% is better. That's even stock setting for battery preserving on lenovo's.
     
  10. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Better stay away from setting anything. Run it at full 100% power. W10 doesn't charge battery quite often after they made Surface Books. Only if battery % drops below 95% only then it'll charge otherwise you'll see Fully charged message.
     
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