Is it possible to set the charge and discharge limit under Linux?

Kupfer

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I have a question for the Linux connoisseurs here in the forum. Is it possible to set a battery powered device to stop charging when it reaches 80% and only discharge to 20%? In other words, is it possible to use the deck "at the push of a button" only between 20% and 80% to reduce battery wear out?

Suppose I'm at home playing on the sofa, plug in the charger so I don't have to worry about runtime, and the battery reaches 80%. At that moment, it would be great to have the power bypass the battery and run the deck from the charger only. In the discharging state, the deck should then give a message at 20%, whether you want to continue playing or go into sleep mode.

Maybe someone has experience with other devices where you can set up something like this under Linux.
 

tenchi13

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That's a great question.

In most of the laptops that I've had on my service desk, the EC chip ;) actually controlled this behavior. The limit on Dells is 50% - 75%(I'm sure about the 50 not so much about the 75 right now), but it's still good to have that kind of functionality.
 

Avenger

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This would actually be really great! I’m sure there’s an app for Linux you can get if it’s not something that comes with the deck.
 
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