tlp - Man Page

apply laptop power saving settings

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

tlp command [parameters] [-- <config> ... ]

Description

Apply power saving settings manually and control ThinkPad battery features.

Commands

start

Initialize tlp and apply power saving settings according to the actual power source. Also use to apply a changed configuration.

bat

Apply power saving settings for battery power source.

true

Same as bat.

ac

Apply power saving settings for AC power source.

false

Same as ac.

usb

Enable autosuspend for all USB devices, except blacklisted ones.

bayoff

Turn off optical drive in UltraBay/MediaBay. The drive may be re-enabled by pulling the eject lever or pushing the media eject button on newer models.

setcharge [START_CHARGE STOP_CHARGE] [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)

Set charge thresholds of main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery temporarily. Values must be between 1 and 100, START_CHARGE must not exceed STOP_CHARGE - 4. Configured thresholds are restored upon next system boot-up. When called without arguments, configured thresholds are set.

fullcharge [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)

Set charge thresholds of main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery to factory presets (96/100) temporarily (causing a full charge). Configured thresholds are restored upon next system boot-up.

chargeonce [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)

Charge main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery to the stop charge threshold once (bypassing start threshold). Configured thresholds are restored upon next system boot-up.

discharge [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)

Force complete discharge of main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery.

recalibrate [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)

Battery recalibration: completely discharge main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery and recharge to 100%.

diskid

Show disk ids for configuration.

-- PARAM=value ...

Add parameters to temporarily overwrite the system configuration (for this program invocation only).

Notes

For ThinkPads with more than one battery the selection works as follows:

BAT0 - Main or internal battery

BAT1 - Ultrabay, Slice or replaceable battery

Examples

Apply thresholds of 70 / 90% to the main battery:

tlp setcharge 70 90 BAT0

Charge the auxiliary battery to full capacity:

tlp fullcharge BAT1

Recalibrate the main battery:

tlp recalibrate BAT0

Files

/etc/tlp.conf

System-wide user configuration file, uncomment parameters here to override default settings and customization files below.

/etc/tlp.d/*.conf

System-wide drop-in customization files, overriding defaults below.

/usr/share/tlp/defaults.conf

Intrinsic default settings. DO NOT EDIT this file, instead use one of the above alternatives.

/run/tlp/run.conf

Effective settings consolidated from all above files. DO NOT CHANGE this file, it is for reference only and regenerated on every invocation of TLP.

/etc/default/tlp

Obsolete system-wide configuration file. DO NOT USE this file, it is evaluated only when /etc/tlp.conf is non-existent.

Exit Status

On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

See Also

tlp-stat(8), bluetooth(1), wifi(1), wwan(1).

Project homepage:

Author

(c) 2020 Thomas Koch <linrunner at gmx.net>

Referenced By

bluetooth(1), run-on-ac(1), run-on-bat(1), tlp_selinux(8), tlp.service(8), tlp-stat(8), wifi(1), wwan(1).

2020-01-31 TLP 1.3.0 Power Management