Because this project is about sustainability and longevity, i always wondered, if it is possible to bypass the battery to save batterylife, (for example) when using the laptop connected to a monitor as a desktop-replacement.
Is this possible to add this as a feature in future ? Would this be technically be in any case possible without major problems?
Because if you want to save resources, energie and (to be honest) money, you want to replace your desktop with a laptop and connect eGPU (if needed). But if you are someone, who really work on his Desktop, you have to use it 8 hours a day and then, if you are in your freetime, you maybe want to play some games and so it will probably be 8-10 hours a day.
But if you have passthrough the power through the battery in a desktop-usage (which is actually quite stupid if you think about), your battery will be quite dead after 1-2 Years. So in fact, it is not really a good desktop-replacement nor it is sustainable and durable and that’s the idea behind framework i guess.
BUT, if we would be able to bypass battery, for example with a slider/switch or so, it would be an absolute perfect desktop-replacement (with oculink, but thats another story).
So i ask you framework: Does this have any chance to come available in future if people would like it/ask for it? Or is this technically a 100% “Not possible” ?
And i ask you community: Would you also like to see that to save your battery life? It would also be helpfull, even if you dont want to replace your desktop. Always, when you have access to power, you can (after charge the battery full again) change to “bypass-mode” and save battery life.
In my opinion, this would give this laptop a huge boost in sustainability and longevity, which is basically the philosophy behind framework i would say.
(This question is acutally not only related to the 16" model, but i’m more interested in this one so i postet it here)