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Windows 7: Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Fast

28 Sep 2013   #1
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Fast

I am not sure about this article but I have always kept my Toshiba's plugged in all the time and have
had no problems.

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Rich

Added: That's why I did not put it anyplace else but here..
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28 Sep 2013   #2
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've got a few Dell 17" Laptops which I too keep plugged in all time. One is nearly three, the other nearly two years old. When I take either one off the charger... over to the easy chair or couch, they run for hours off their batteries. I have read similar articles all claiming by keeping it plugged in will shorten battery life. Although, I'm still waiting for this to happen. More than any other factor, I think heat will kill the battery faster. Regular batteries are inexpensive, so I say why worry.
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28 Sep 2013   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I've had about an hours worth of battery usage lost due to keeping my old one plugged in for about a year ... woops

The main thing that affects them are the temperature changes, too hot or too cold and their life time just disappears

Josh
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28 Sep 2013   #4
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Prolly depends on the make of your laptop. Kept my Acer Aspire constantly plugged in while using it and after only a few months the battery couldn't even hold enough charge for a boot-up.
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28 Sep 2013   #5
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Prolly depends on the make of your laptop. Kept my Acer Aspire constantly plugged in while using it and after only a few months the battery couldn't even hold enough charge for a boot-up.
I know some of the batteries have had recalls. Did you check into this?
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28 Sep 2013   #6
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Prolly depends on the make of your laptop. Kept my Acer Aspire constantly plugged in while using it and after only a few months the battery couldn't even hold enough charge for a boot-up.
I know some of the batteries have had recalls. Did you check into this?
No. This is about 6 years ago. These days runs straight from the charger and is used by my 5 year old to play Mario and Spiderman so...
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28 Sep 2013   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

It probably only had 3 or 4 cells in it. The more cells in the battery then the longer the battery life... usually

Josh
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28 Sep 2013   #8
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Maybe... like I say it doesn't matter anymore.
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28 Sep 2013   #9
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I keep mine plugged in all day, I'm not using it all day but when I'm not using it I just shut the lid which puts it to sleep. I just unplug it when I shut the machine down at the end of the day.
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28 Sep 2013   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Prolly depends on the make of your laptop. Kept my Acer Aspire constantly plugged in while using it and after only a few months the battery couldn't even hold enough charge for a boot-up.
That's because it was an Acer. I haven't owned anything from Acer that wasn't pure garbage.
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