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Windows 7: Should I plugged in charger to laptop when I using it.

26 Nov 2012   #1
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 
Should I plugged in charger to laptop when I using it.

Hi to all seven forum,
I came here for a simple question today, the question is, is it better for laptop battery that when I using laptop it is plugged in all time to ac adopter although it is fully charged.
one thing I know that when plugged in charger, the battery not in use, I test that remove battery when laptop in ON condition and AC charger is plugged, the laptop remain ON, so I mad a personal experience that using laptop with plugged in charger, it could save the battery. is it rite.?
Note: that I m not plugged in charger all the time, I only plugged in it when I turn ON laptop. when laptop is not in use and the battery is fully charged (infect it is always charged) I plugged out the AC adopter.
I read many article where many peoples asked the same thing that "should they plugged in charger all the time, (include when laptop not in using)".
but my question is simple which is "should I plugged in charger all time only when I use laptop? is it better for battery.? or it must necessary that we should drain all battery then plugged in charger and remove it when fully charged.?
(sorry for my bad English)
laptop model is Dell Inspiron N4050. 6 cell Li on batter I think. (or lithium)


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26 Nov 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm amazed that this gets asked so often, and I haven't been able to figure out why. There's no reason and no harm in leaving the battery connected all the time. There's no reason to unplug the AC power once it is full charged. In fact, doing so could potentially shorten the life of your battery if it's recharging from a small usage up to 100% often.

I still don't know why people insist on making this a difficult process, to be honest. If you use the laptop on AC power, great. If you use your battery often, or even occasionally, it's a good idea to drain it down completely every so often, and then recharge it back to 100%. There's no harm in using the laptop on AC power with the battery in the laptop.
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27 Nov 2012   #3
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh, I m sorry, I couldn't explain it in better way, because of my bad English.
first of all thanks for reply, ok, I try one more time, in which way the laptop battery will get more life:
1 = plugged in charger all time.
2= using laptop on battery, drain, and then recharge.
??
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27 Nov 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Neither would be better or worse. I plug my laptop in to AC power whenever I can. Once a month or so, I'll use it on battery to drain it completely, then fully recharge it. If you follow that, whatever goes on in between should be fine.

Just follow those good usage habits, and don't worry about it.
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27 Nov 2012   #5
IamLEGEND

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
 
 

hmmmm, I m following that,, thanks
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