Re: Battery charge cycles
On Wed, 2005-05-18 at 21:50 +0200, Johannes Mockenhaupt wrote:
> Joerg Sommer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I saw OS X can show the count of charge cycles. Can we have this in Linux
> > too?
> > http://www-astro.phys.metro-u.ac.jp/users/masai/darwin-app.html
> > Jörg.
> Pbbuttonsd has an option you might like (quoting pbbutonsd.conf(5)):
> batlog = battery log mode (default: none)
> Setting this option to one of the following values activates some
> sort of battery data logging.
> none: disable battery data logging
> cycle: Pbbuttonsd counts the battery cycles so that it would be pos-
> sible to estimate batteries lifetime. Usually Li-Ion batter-
> ies allow 500 charge/discharge cycles.
Well, that's the count done by pbbuttons itself, but I suspect there is
a HW count. There is also a way to differenciate different batteries (a
battery ID). We need to figure out what PMU commands provide these