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Windows 7: Disable battery charging?

25 Jul 2010   #1
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Disable battery charging?

Hi guys,

Is there any software that can disable acer's battery charging when you plug in charger?


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25 Jul 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi shaun166,

Why do you want to do that? The software is for reporting the state of charge of the battery, but not for enabling/disabling the charging of it when the adaptor is plugged in.
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26 Jul 2010   #3
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I was wondering if my battery is charged 100% and i still plugging the adapter will have any bad effect to my battery?
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26 Jul 2010   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
I was wondering if my battery is charged 100% and i still plugging the adapter will have any bad effect to my battery?
If left for extended periods of time, yes, it will damage the battery. Some will say this isn't true, but I run a computer repair service, and I see it all the time.

If your laptop is going to stay plugged in, remove the battery. BUT, periodically use the battery until it is fully depleted and then recharge it.
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26 Jul 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
I was wondering if my battery is charged 100% and i still plugging the adapter will have any bad effect to my battery?
i think when the battery charged fully 100% the adapter will not be charger again.
logically the case same like charger handphone.
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06 Jan 2011   #6
dewking

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

well the chip suppose to block the charging when the battery is full. HOWever, think again, the charging will never reach 100% as times goes by.

As recommended MacGyvr, do take out the battery when it is not used. But periodically(lets say 1-2months), deplete it completely and then recharge.

It works for my friends. I regretted I didnt do it and the battery died in less than 13 months..=(
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03 Aug 2011   #7
icedcoffee

windows 7 x64
 
 
built in battery

Hi everyone and sorry to bring this up again, but, how would someone be supposed to do IF the battery is built in (acer 5830tg)? Wouldn't want to damage it without cause, but then again, I'd really need to use the laptop for extended periods of time -.-
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03 Aug 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wish the misleading info wasn't posted for this topic. Anyway, the battery does not charge once it is reaches 100%. It's been this way for many years now. There is no harm to leaving the battery in while the laptop is docked or on an AC power source. It is a good idea to drain the battery every so often, and then give it a full recharge, just to maintain it's life, but even that is not as curcial as it once was, due to advancements in battery quality and technology.

If you ask anyone who works in corporate IT (not a little repair shop), they will tell you that battery failure rates don't change for laptops that are used often on battery as compared to ones that stay cozy in their dock on AC power all the time.

Give experience with one battery for an individual is not much of a sample size to go on. A battery can die in 13 months regardless of how you use them. That's why the typically come with only a one year warranty. I have 30+ laptops in my organization, some are used on AC power 99% of the time, and others see a good mix. The failure rates of the batteries (all identical, in identical laptops) doesn't change based on the usage.
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03 Aug 2011   #9
icedcoffee

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I wish the misleading info wasn't posted for this topic. Anyway, the battery does not charge once it is reaches 100%. It's been this way for many years now. There is no harm to leaving the battery in while the laptop is docked or on an AC power source. It is a good idea to drain the battery every so often, and then give it a full recharge, just to maintain it's life, but even that is not as curcial as it once was, due to advancements in battery quality and technology.

If you ask anyone who works in corporate IT (not a little repair shop), they will tell you that battery failure rates don't change for laptops that are used often on battery as compared to ones that stay cozy in their dock on AC power all the time.

Give experience with one battery for an individual is not much of a sample size to go on. A battery can die in 13 months regardless of how you use them. That's why the typically come with only a one year warranty. I have 30+ laptops in my organization, some are used on AC power 99% of the time, and others see a good mix. The failure rates of the batteries (all identical, in identical laptops) doesn't change based on the usage.
I see. Thank you! But then is the "disabling battery through bios/software/whatever" rumor made up either? One last thing if I may (And I already know it'll sound stupid but I had only used desktops up to now). If an integrated battery happily dies, then the whole laptop is to be trashed? Seeing also the one year warranty.
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03 Aug 2011   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know about it being a rumor or not, but I've never come across software to disable the battery when charging. That's all done in hardware, much like your cell phone charger. When the battery is full, it shuts off. Think about a gas pump. When your car is full, it clicks off. The computer isn't using the battery when plugged in, so it's a moot point regardless.

Integrated batteries are a dumb idea, and should be avoided. I'm learning this with my crap iPhone 3GS. It will be the last phone I buy with an integrated battery. The most likely piece of hardare to fail in a laptop is the battery.
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