Advanced Battery charge maximizes battery health while still supporting heavy use during the work day. Essentially what advanced battery charge feature does is that from "Beginning of Day" and lasting for "Work Period", ExpressCharge™ is used for accelerated battery charging. At all other times Standard Charge is used for maximum battery health. BIOS F2 presents this feature
It is clear that the user is provided fields "Beginning Of Day" and "Work Period" for each day of the week and there is a check box for Enabling/Disabling this feature for all the days of week. The user can set the time and set a work duration during which ExpressCharge™ would be used.
Dell Command PowerShell Provider(DCPP) has strived hard to adhere to provide this feature as close to F2 screen as possible. DCPP provides 2 atttributes through which the user can get and set advanced battery charge viz AdvancedBatteryChargeCfg and AdvancedBatteryChargeConfiguration. This is as shown in the screen shot below:
Figure 1: Advanced Battery Charge Configuration
AdvancedBatteryChargeCfg is a simple enumerated attribute which takes only values ‘Enabled’ and ‘Disabled’ to respectively enable or disable the advanced battery charging feature. An example to set this attribute is shown below:
Figure 2: Enable Peak Shift
AdvancedBatteryChargeConfiguration is a more complex attribute which provides an interface to the user similar to BIOS F2 through which user can get and set advanced battery charge data.
Dir AdvancedBatteryChargeConfiguration|select – ExpandProperty CurrentValue
To set data for a specified day of the week , the format of the command can be used provided along with a screen shot:
Set-item AdvancedBatteryChargeConfiguration Sunday – BeginningOfDay "13:45" –WorkPeriod "1:30"
The user has set advanced battery charge data for Sunday with beginning of day as "13:45" and work duration as "1:30". Please note the validation that minutes have to be in multiples of 15 i.e 0,15,30 and 45.
Set-item AdvancedBatteryChargeConfiguration Sunday – BeginningOfDay "13:45" –WorkPeriod "1:30" –Password mySysPassword
Article ID: SLN312121
Last Date Modified: 08/17/2018 10:11 AM
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