is there any ways to disable battery while ac adapter plugged in

thanesthanes Member Posts: 18 Troubleshooter
is there any ways to disable battery while ac adapter plugged in

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  • Jack22Jack22 ACE Posts: 2,877 Pathfinder
    @thanes
    Do you say that the battery discharges even when plugged in ac adapter ?
    Is it Helios 300?
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  • thanesthanes Member Posts: 18 Troubleshooter
    yes, even though battery in 100%  while gaming it drops 
    but today it drops to 3% and after plugged in it gets back to 98% that is my concern 
  • Jack22Jack22 ACE Posts: 2,877 Pathfinder
    @thanes

    Go to Device manager, expand Batteries, highlight and right click "Microsoft ACPI-compliant control method Battery", click Properties, uninstall the driver in Driver tab, reboot the laptop and let Windows install the driver. HTH.


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  • M4rdockM4rdock Member Posts: 86 Fixer
    thanes said:
    is there any ways to disable battery while ac adapter plugged in
    Supposedly it is possible for laptop to dischargr battery while its plugged in.
    When you use it in very demanding apps and ac is not enough to provide enough power laptop will use both ac and battery.
  • Red-SandRed-Sand ACE Posts: 1,861 Pathfinder
    edited September 2018
    A laptop depleating to about 95% then trickle charging back up to 100% while in use is NORMAL.

    All laptops do it.

    My Dell, my Lenovo, my Alienware etc. It's a feature added by someone smarter then me cause I don't get it. 😂

    You will notice your battery will say "fully charged" when plugged in but when you unplug sometimes if its in that cycle it starts at 95-99%.

    If it ever drops below 95% then start considering what the draw is from..
    - Hotel Hero
  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 2,421 Pathfinder
    thanes said:
    is there any ways to disable battery while ac adapter plugged in
    I would seriously advise against this! You could manually enable and disable, but then...

    1. SSD depends on battery to retain data, even when laptop is turned off... it needs trickle current every once in a while. Without battery power, you would risk losing data.
    2. Laptop cannot get 100% of needed power from power supply alone when putting in significant load - it uses power supply and some from battery too as needed.. like when playing heavy games. Also this is why i advise people to get SSD purely for windows and heavy games and a regular platter for disk for storing work and such.

    But then why do you want to do this? To save battery? I have laptops from over 6 years old, constantly on power with battery at 100%, and after all these years of use have well over 50% of charge retained. This is pretty good by any standards.
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  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 2,421 Pathfinder
    edited September 2018
    Red-Sand said:
    A laptop depleating to about 95% then trickle charging back up to 100% while in use is NORMAL.

    All laptops do it.

    My Dell, my Lenovo, my Alienware etc. It's a feature added by someone smarter then me cause I don't get it. 😂
    Cos that up to 5% is used normally for trickle charging SSDs when laptop is off. Also batteries leak some power to circuitry over time, albeit negligible. This in turn makes laptop turning on trigger battery charging every time laptop is turned on in turn degrading battery sooner. The latter reason is why this buffer region (5% from 95% to 100%) is set as no charge region.
    Infact most recent Asus laptops come with an option of "always connected to power" that stop charging once battery reaches, i think, about 60%. This extends battery life significantly.
    (I hope Acer releases this kind of software for Predators too.)
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  • M4rdockM4rdock Member Posts: 86 Fixer
    sri369 said:
    thanes said:
    is there any ways to disable battery while ac adapter plugged in
    I would seriously advise against this! You could manually enable and disable, but then...

    1. SSD depends on battery to retain data, even when laptop is turned off... it needs trickle current every once in a while. Without battery power, you would risk losing data.
    2. Laptop cannot get 100% of needed power from power supply alone when putting in significant load - it uses power supply and some from battery too as needed.. like when playing heavy games. Also this is why i advise people to get SSD purely for windows and heavy games and a regular platter for disk for storing work and such.

    But then why do you want to do this? To save battery? I have laptops from over 6 years old, constantly on power with battery at 100%, and after all these years of use have well over 50% of charge retained. This is pretty good by any standards.
    Its important to mention that ssd need to be plugged off form power source for at least 7 days (in some cases even for a year) until it starts to losing data stored on it, if someone needs to plug off battery for repasting etc. there is nothing to be afraid off.
  • sri369 said:
    thanes said:
    is there any ways to disable battery while ac adapter plugged in
    I would seriously advise against this! You could manually enable and disable, but then...

    1. SSD depends on battery to retain data, even when laptop is turned off... it needs trickle current every once in a while. Without battery power, you would risk losing data.
    2. Laptop cannot get 100% of needed power from power supply alone when putting in significant load - it uses power supply and some from battery too as needed.. like when playing heavy games. Also this is why i advise people to get SSD purely for windows and heavy games and a regular platter for disk for storing work and such.

    But then why do you want to do this? To save battery? I have laptops from over 6 years old, constantly on power with battery at 100%, and after all these years of use have well over 50% of charge retained. This is pretty good by any standards.

    The draw the laptop has shouldn't technically draw from the battery.

    I've tested my Helios 300 by disconnecting the battery entirely and used it for a good couple months with no issues.

    I do agree that normally if too much power is drawn ot does deplete battery though.

    I guess it comes down ti whats being used and user settings.
    - Hotel Hero
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