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This answer addresses general issue in the title — Increasing Longevity of Laptop Batteries — as opposed to the more specific details regarding control of battery recharge frequency requested in the body of the question. Tips to Increase Rechargeable Battery Life and Lifespan “Battery life” is the amount of time your device runs before it needs to be ...


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You can impose your will on your laptop battery drain and charge limits using the power management utility found in your system preferences. Usually, this is set to optimize the balance between system performance and power requirements. You can ignore the recommendations to adapt your system to your requirements and limitations. If the operating system does ...


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What you're asking for (how to prevent the battery from being recharged before it's empty) is not the best way to achieve what you want (avoid wearing out the battery). Discharging to 5% is not good for the battery, you want the minimal state of charge to be higher than that. A battery has a limited number of charge/discharge cycles available (usually 1000 ...


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