I recently switched from a 27" Retina iMac to a 13" M1 MBP, a separate monitor and a CalDigit TS3 PlusThunderbolt 3 dock. Everything works well - no problems with waking up monitor, keeping external backup drives mounted or other issues. The dock is connected to the MBP with the CalDigit-supplied Thunderbolt 3 cable.
How should I manage the MBP battery charging? Currently the MBP battery charges continuously through the dock connection and remains at 100% charge. I understand that this is not optimal for battery longevity. Is there a setting or an app to automatically discontinue charging the battery, then resume charging when the battery discharges to a certain level?
Not unexpectedly, disconnecting the Thunderbolt 3 cable to the dock triggers an error message “disk not ejected properly”, referring of course to the external disks running Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner. These are connected to the dock. I would not want to manually eject two external disks in order to manually disconnect the dock-to-MBP Thunderbolt cable just to cycle the battery charging periodically. Is there a more elegant way to handle this?