Now with charging limits!
Comments are moderated. It may take a few minutes before your comment appears.
Markdown is supported in your comments.
Controlling the battery charge limits is done between
bashrc with the
charge_current alias and the
charge_until function. The
charge_current requires the
ec-utils package and sets how many milliamps flow into the battery during charging. The default value is
3456 and setting it to
0 will disable battery charging. Other small numbers may be useful for a gentle slow charging or using a smaller DC adapter. For example, reducing the current to
590 milliamps means you could charge the laptop (while off or suspended) from a USB port with a boost converter. The
charge_until function takes a number between
100 and stops charging the battery when that percentage is reached. By never taking the charge over 80% for normal use I hope to greatly extend how many years the non-replaceable battery will last.