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Dell Command | Power Manager User Guide

Battery Settings

Dell Command | Power Manager enables users to select a battery setting that is optimized for specific system usage patterns. For example, some settings focus on extending battery life, while others provide fast charge times.

Available settings may be limited depending on the battery. Possible battery settings include:

  • Standard — Fully charges the battery at a moderate rate. This setting provides a balanced approach to extending battery life while still providing a reasonably fast charging time. Recommended for users who frequently switch between battery and external power sources.

  • ExpressCharge™ — Quickly charges the battery using Dell fast-charge technology. Recommended for users who need the battery to charge quickly. If the system is powered off, then the battery typically charges to 80 percent within one hour and 100 percent in two hours. Charge time may be longer if the system is powered on.
    • NOTE: The ExpressCharge setting may cause battery health to diminish more quickly than other settings.
  • Primarily AC — Extends battery life by lowering the charge threshold, so that the battery never charges to 100 percent capacity. Recommended for users who primarily operate the system while plugged into an external power source.

  • Adaptive — Automatically optimizes battery settings based on the user’s typical patterns. Recommended for users who want to “set it and forget it.”

  • Custom — User selects when the battery starts and stops charging. Recommended for advanced users.

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