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Laptop - Operate with or without battery?


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#1 GoshenBleeping

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

ASUS laptop K52F, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
I always operate my laptop using AC power. Should I leave the battery in the laptop while on AC power or is there any advantage to operating the laptop without the battery? Would the laptop run cooler without the battery?
 
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:59 AM

If you always run the laptop on A/C with the battery installed, you will shorten the battery life. Whether you run the computer with or without the battery won't make a difference in operating temperature.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

I never paid much attention to laptop batteries until we had to replace the one in my wife's - nearly £ 50 UK. The replacement came with a very well written instruction leaflet, particularly the section on 'Prolonging battery life'.

 

Essentially, it said for maximum battery life, the battery and the charger should only be connected at the same time for the purpose of re-charging the battery; if you used the laptop for significant periods running on the charger, you should remove the battery; and, interestingly, about once a week or so you should use it on battery power only until the battery is almost out of charge - then re-charge it.

 

I'm not sure that this has changed her habits, but in the two years she has had the laptop the original battery capacity had fallen to about 30% of what it was when it was new.

 

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