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Windows 7: Laptop Power Cord

16 Jan 2015   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Laptop Power Cord

My girlfriend has been bedridden due to an operation. I put my laptop on the bed so she can use it when I get up and put it in the case at night. I leave the power cord plugged into the wall all night but no PC plugged into it. There is a light on all the time on the rectangular thingy on the cord. Is it bad to leave the power cord plugged in all the time? Thanks,


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16 Jan 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No, but i'd rather keep the adapter cool.
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16 Jan 2015   #3
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

Hi, it will also use your electricity, not as much as leaving TV in standby, personally I find it irritating at night to hear "mosquito" noise that phone/laptop charger makes when it is plugged in to the mains. If noise, money or worry about electric items catching fire at nigh are not on your mind than it's not bad.
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16 Jan 2015   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the relies. As far as the "mosquito" noise, I take my hearing aids out at night, no problem there. Money, well it is a well known fact here at "Seven Forums" that I am wealthy. I guess it could catch fire, so I will unplug the thing. It is a little effort, but it would probably be best. Thanks again.
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16 Jan 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

The only problem I have with leaving the power adapters plugged in is my wife complains about too much light at 5AM when she can't stay asleep so I just turn them over.
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16 Jan 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The lights on because it`s plugged into the wall. Unplug that thing when you`re not using it
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17 Jan 2015   #7
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

if the wall socket is in hard to reach place you can always get a "Timer Switch Socket" and configure it be on during the day/evening
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17 Jan 2015   #8
margrave

Size 12
 
 

My office laptop is plugged in 24x7x365. No problems.
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17 Jan 2015   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mike009 View Post
if the wall socket is in hard to reach place you can always get a "Timer Switch Socket" and configure it be on during the day/evening
Like a lot of problems, it took care of its self. My girlfriend is no longer bedridden so I can put the plug in the case now. Thanks for all of your replies.
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