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Windows 7: Battery Life

02 Apr 2012   #1
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 
Battery Life

Is it bad to leave laptop plugged in the majority of the time? Sorry if this thread already exsist.


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02 Apr 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not really an issue, Lithium Ion batteries are quite tolerant to this. My laptop stays plugged into a dock all day at work and slowly discharges every night when I am at home.
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02 Apr 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxBRADxX View Post
Is it bad to leave laptop plugged in the majority of the time? Sorry if this thread already exsist.
It's ok as long as you unplug your laptop once a month and let the battery COMPLETELY drain out of power. Then plug it back in. If you hardly ever use your battery in your laptop, just take the battery out of the laptop and use it without a battery (Note: if you unplug the AC adapter, your laptop will shut off completely.
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02 Apr 2012   #4
XxBRADxX

windows home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks
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02 Apr 2012   #5
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxBRADxX View Post
Thanks
Your welcome.
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02 Apr 2012   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
It's ok as long as you unplug your laptop once a month and let the battery COMPLETELY drain out of power. Then plug it back in.
That might be true for non-lithium-ion batteries. But draining a lithium battery does infact reduce its life every single time. There is no reason to drain a lithium battery and charge it again. No reason to do it.
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