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Battery Charge Limiter App?

TriparadoxTriparadox Member Posts: 46 Die Hard
I'm mainly using this laptop as a desktop replacement since I do not have to bring this laptop very often, but still do need once in a while. That being said, it's usually plugged in to the wall and in some cases where I forget to unplug it, it will charge to 100% then trickle charge. This is definitely not good if I plan to maximize the battery life span by one or two more years from the intended age. There is a way to basically limit the charge to a certain percentage and it will charge again after it hits a certain percentage (e.g. charge up to 80% then wait until it hits 45% before continuing to charge again) in rooted android. Sadly, I have found no app that works like that for my laptop. If anyone know any it'd be a great help. Thanks.

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  • xapimxapim Posts: 5,269 Pathfinder
    edited November 2019 Accepted Answer
    @Triparadox there's no need for you to worry the internal lithium batteries do not overcharge they trickle charge under 95% its completely normal and healthy to keep it in good health the only thing u need to do it's once every 3 months or so calibrate the battery let it discharge completely and recharge to full repeat 3 times also keep an eye on your battery wear they work by charging cycles a bit like ssds the more you use it on battery only the more wear you will get my advice use it on ac everytime only use it on battery on emergency situations 


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  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 5,269 Pathfinder
    edited November 2019 Accepted Answer
    @Triparadox there's no need for you to worry the internal lithium batteries do not overcharge they trickle charge under 95% its completely normal and healthy to keep it in good health the only thing u need to do it's once every 3 months or so calibrate the battery let it discharge completely and recharge to full repeat 3 times also keep an eye on your battery wear they work by charging cycles a bit like ssds the more you use it on battery only the more wear you will get my advice use it on ac everytime only use it on battery on emergency situations 


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
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    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 1,953 Pathfinder
    it will charge to 100% then trickle charge. This is definitely not good if I plan to maximize the battery life span by one or two more years from the intended age.
    My 2012 purchased laptop still has a battery life of over 50% on it, and my current 18 month old has a wear level of 2%. Both have been on power almost all the time. So don't think much about battery wear. Same with my office laptop too... it is about 2 years old and a wear of less than 4%.
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  • TriparadoxTriparadox Member Posts: 46 Die Hard
    xapim said:
    @Triparadox there's no need for you to worry the internal lithium batteries do not overcharge they trickle charge under 95% its completely normal and healthy to keep it in good health the only thing u need to do it's once every 3 months or so calibrate the battery let it discharge completely and recharge to full repeat 3 times also keep an eye on your battery wear they work by charging cycles a bit like ssds the more you use it on battery only the more wear you will get my advice use it on ac everytime only use it on battery on emergency situations 
    sri369 said:
    it will charge to 100% then trickle charge. This is definitely not good if I plan to maximize the battery life span by one or two more years from the intended age.
    My 2012 purchased laptop still has a battery life of over 50% on it, and my current 18 month old has a wear level of 2%. Both have been on power almost all the time. So don't think much about battery wear. Same with my office laptop too... it is about 2 years old and a wear of less than 4%.
    Thank you both for the response. It's just that I'm a bit worried since I've owned this laptop for about 1 year (or slightly less than a year) but the wear level shown by HW Monitor is at 14% already...
  • fitchfitch Member Posts: 2 New User
    I'm mainly using this laptop as a desktop replacement since I do not have to bring this laptop very often, but still do need once in a while. That being said, it's usually plugged in to the wall and in some cases where I forget to unplug it, it will charge to 100% then trickle charge. This is definitely not good if I plan to maximize the battery life span by one or two more years from the intended age. There is a way to basically limit the charge to a certain percentage and it will charge again after it hits a certain percentage (e.g. charge up to 80% then wait until it hits 45% before continuing to charge again) in rooted android. Sadly, I have found no app that works like that for my laptop. If anyone know any it'd be a great help. Thanks.
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/software-acer-care-center

    download the acer care center, Head to TUNE UP >> then CHECK UP (on the left) >  BATTERY > Go to Tab 2 > ON
  • TriparadoxTriparadox Member Posts: 46 Die Hard
    fitch said:
    I'm mainly using this laptop as a desktop replacement since I do not have to bring this laptop very often, but still do need once in a while. That being said, it's usually plugged in to the wall and in some cases where I forget to unplug it, it will charge to 100% then trickle charge. This is definitely not good if I plan to maximize the battery life span by one or two more years from the intended age. There is a way to basically limit the charge to a certain percentage and it will charge again after it hits a certain percentage (e.g. charge up to 80% then wait until it hits 45% before continuing to charge again) in rooted android. Sadly, I have found no app that works like that for my laptop. If anyone know any it'd be a great help. Thanks.
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/software-acer-care-center

    download the acer care center, Head to TUNE UP >> then CHECK UP (on the left) >  BATTERY > Go to Tab 2 > ON
    As much as I was excited with this info, I'm disappointed after finding out that such option doesn't exist. The only things I see on the "CHECKUP" tab are: (i) HDD status, (ii) Battery Health, and (iii) LAN. The only thing clickable on Battery Health is "Check now".
  • Hikari20Hikari20 Member Posts: 2 New User
    For some reason it doesn't exist on my Acer Care Center, did they remove it?
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