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Optimizing notebook battery life

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#1 Guest_JWebb_*


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:23 AM

IMy new notebook came with some rather confusing instructions on optimizing battery life.  I've done the charge/discharge cycle three times but I can keep it plugged in most of the time


The useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by the following usage patterns:

Using the computer on constant AC power.

Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as described above.

Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach the end of its effective life. An embedded battery has a life span of more than 1,000 charge/discharge cycles.

Optimizing battery life

Use AC power whenever possible, reserving battery for mobile use.

Excessive recharging decreases the battery life.

Edited by JWebb, 25 January 2015 - 12:30 AM.

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#2 Beel


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:18 AM


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:28 PM

What this is trying to tell you is that using the computer in AC with the battery on can degrade the battery. It is usually recommended that when it's fully charged you just remove the battery and leave it on AC with the charger, and then simply put the battery back on when you need to move it.

"If you don't understand how your computer works, you shouldn't be messing with it!"

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