How to prevent the charging of the batteries?
I'm (still) using a powerbook g3 (lombard).
I know that one should not keep the batteries charged at 100% all the
time - it is said to be better to keep them around 33% or so.
Experience (from before I knew that) seems to confirm this, the
previous batteries died after a life on almost-always-at-100%.
So I'm taking the batteries out as often as I can. But of course this
has a downside - if the power current is interrupted while the
batteries are removed, the laptop has to be rebooted.
So the question is: can I somehow leave the batteries in, and tell
the hardware "please, please do not charge them now"? (I would accept
to program in C if needed - if it is possible at all.)
(BTW my laptop is charging the batteries about half the time even
when they are already at 100%. I hate it.)