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Should a laptop always, if possible, be run w/ external pow


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#1 Chuckrox8

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:04 PM

I've always told people just to run their laptops from the ac/dc adapter because if they had the bettery in and it was fully charged all the time it would hurt the battery much more. Once the battery is fully charged shouldn't it be removed and the laptop be run from the wall?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:25 PM

Well, over time the battery is going to lose power cycles anyway, but I'm not too sure the extent that "not letting the battery die - then recharge" hurts the battery, but someone else should :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:28 PM

What I meant was: If you just leave the battery in all the time fully charged and are constantly using the laptop, and it is plugged into wall, does it hurt it?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:05 PM

My wife uses a laptop. We've had no trouble with battery life, and we keep it plugged in when at home. A Laptop Battery gets drained FAST... so if you're constantly using it, you're better off keeping it plugged in if you can. So IMO, it doesn't hurt it.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:15 PM

So if you have the option to run it with the battery in(fully charged) w/ it plugged in to the wall or just running off of external it doesn't matter?




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