Battery Management Software for Toshiba Satellite U840

April 18, 2013 at 16:37:50
Specs: Windows 7, i5/4GB
Battery Management Software Like Sony VAIO's

I need software that lets you cap your battery charge at 50%, 80%, 100% (default), or custome.

Capping it at 50% increases battery lifetime. Supposedly, charging it all the way up to 100% all the time wears the battery down. (The utility that came with my Sony VAIO made such claims).

I'd love to have something like that installed on my Toshiba Satellite U840. Are you familiar with software that has those features? By Toshiba or thrid-party - both are fine.

Thank you,

Ivan


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April 19, 2013 at 12:04:40
Google for the latest information on laptop battery types - yours in particular. What might have been the best treatment for batteries some time ago is not necessarily true as more modern batteries are introduced.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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April 19, 2013 at 14:22:08
Derek, my Sony VAIO (Z series) was a $1900 laptop. Very recent. I bought it in 2010. I used to love the feature and I miss it a lot now that I have a Toshiba Satellite. That's a useful feature to have nowadays that almost everywhere you go there is an outlet within arm's reach. So there is no need to charge up to full power all the time. 50% makes more sense as the recharge cycle is shorter.

There's got to be someone out there who's had a VAIO and knows what feature or utility I'm talking about.

Here is a description of utility I'm talking about:
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/...

The line you should read is: "Super Battery Care Function - The battery charge level will be about 50% of a fully charged battery, however, this mode prevents battery degradation and is more effective if you usually use the computer with the AC adapter."

Again, do you know of any software that can do this?

In my opinion this is great software and it should be installed one everybody's machine or tablet, or smartphone. Don't you think?


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