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When should Battery be Recharged

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#1 jungian


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:17 PM

I have a DELL Inspiron Model E1505 which uses Windows XP.

I use my laptop 8 hrs a day at work in an ad hoc computer to computer connection in a classroom environment.

Since my laptop is in use for a few hours a day with only a 4 minute break between classes the battery tends to get weak.

I would like to find out at what point I should recharge my laptop battery.

Some people tell me to always keep my laptop plugged in when I am using it.

Other people tell me it is good to let my laptop battery run low and to even run out of power before recharging it.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:25 PM

What does the manual say, if anything?


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:28 PM

Now a days the theory of allowing a rechargeable battery to completely discharge prior to recharging is is pretty much an old wives tale.
It may have applied at one time to some older types.
Have done a bit of reading on the subject and the idea has been all but debunked.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:35 PM

You can reserve your battery for a longer time by adjusting the power consumption used by your laptop. Or what i do take out the battery and use the charger to power it up.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:09 AM

Thank you for the great advice

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