i have always been intrigued about this, right from when i purchased my first laptop. since a laptop's battery has a particular limited number of charging-discharging cycles, (however big might be the number), what is the best way to use the laptop when i am AT HOME, so as to conserve the cycles of the battery?
a. remove the battery and plug-in the AC adapter directly and use the laptop (like i use a desktop).
b. use the laptop at home the same way when i am outside. ie., use the laptop when it is being charged; once it reaches 100% unplug the AC adapter and continue using the laptop.
c. without removing the battery, plug-in the AC adapter directly and use the laptop as long as i need, assuming that the laptop has some internal mechanism to automatically cut off the supply to the battery once it reaches 100% so as to prevent the battery from over-heating due to over-charging, therby protecting the battery's life.
my main concern is to conserve the number of cycles of the battery. i am so much concerned because the 9-cell-battery of my laptop (hp pavilion dv6t quad edition) lasted for a short time only. i am using the 2nd method. am i wrong in doing so? EXPERT KNOWLEDGE is most welcome. thanks in advance to everyone
Edited by anniyan, 07 July 2016 - 07:46 PM.