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{A1706 / EMC 3071}—Released in June 2017, this 13" Macbook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz.

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Is there a way to disable battery charging MacBook Pro 2017 TouchBar?

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I have a question is there an option to disable battery charging by software or hardware.

I remember Macbook Pro Unibody 2011 magsafe plug - if you cover the middle pin the battery will no charge, and only the power from the socket will go trough and power the laptop - I used that method when I had that model.

Bu t now I have Macbook Pro 2017 TouchBar and I bought Baseus cable kind of magsafe plug but it has only 5 pins, I tried all variation to cover each pins and all combination, but not success, As I'm not electrician guy I can't test it further.

So my question if some one has that kind of Macbook and Baseus AC Cable with magnetic plug can you test it

Thanks to all

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What kind of Baseus AC Cable did you get and why?

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I am sorry since there is only a poor idea that I can give you about this which is to open up the your macbook and disconnect the battery from the motherboard. From there on, your mac will work 100% dependent on the DC power supply, which is also inconvenient if the charger is disconnected your mac will turn off.

What I also wonder is why do you want to do that in the first place? Is it about the battery cycle?

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Here I'm also interested in the subject. It is an issue of battery cycles in my case, limited to a thousand before battery performance starts to decline in recent models of Mac book. I'm a heavy user of my laptop and need to charge it twice a day. That only gives about a year and a half before battery starts to decline. I used to remove the battery of my HP laptop during the day, hence that laptops battery is 5+ years old and still in good shape.

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I am especially interested in the question, how to turn off charging, because:

I want to be able to unplug the charging cable whithout cutting the current with the physical connection by doing this. I think after x time unplugging with a “lightning” in the plug, the plug will be burned out.

Similar to the programm Jettison, that allows me to eject external discs before going to sleep, I would like to have the possibility to turn off charge, may be for 30 minutes or so, or to stop it until the battery is discharged to let’s say 40% (needs to be defined. Both would help.

Please programmers, work on that!

Thank you Andreas

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