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Windows 7: Leaving laptop charger plugged in

02 Jul 2015   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Leaving laptop charger plugged in

Is it ok to leave a laptop charger and a phone/tablet charger plugged in to the electrical outlet when not in use? Or is there a risk of a problem happening if I do that?

Thanks.


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02 Jul 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

I do not see a problem keeping them plugged in.
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02 Jul 2015   #3
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I am pretty sure that the charging circuit has a built in safety mechanism that make's it impossible to overcharge the battery
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02 Jul 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Besides power outages and surges due to it
It's best to disconnect when not in use,
Most of the ones for laptops are not designed to be plugged in 24/7 where as desktops are.
Might shorten the life of the cord contact the manufacture to see if the last is applicable ?

I personally do not leave my laptop plugged in the battery also needs to cycle down.
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02 Jul 2015   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Not sure if when he uses the laptop or tablet/ phone just unplug from the device but leaves plugged into wall outlet if that is what he is asking the nothing to worry about leaving plugged into wall as no amps will be drawn since no load is on it. Won't hurt a thing how we always done it. Never a problem
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02 Jul 2015   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

For my phone I leave the adapter plugged in all the time. This is really no different than the AC adapter for a modem or router that is on all the time. I wouldn't leave a laptop adapter plugged in all time.

Of course if thunderstorms or unstable power is common in your area you need to consider that.
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02 Jul 2015   #7
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

To make it clear, I mean leaving the charger, not the laptop or phone, plugged in. I almost always use my laptop at home anyway. I have been doing this since I got this laptop which is more than 1 year. It didn't start a problem so far. But now I think it might be bad, but I'm not sure.
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03 Jul 2015   #8
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

So, should I stop leaving it plugged in? I can leave the phone charger plugged in but plug out the laptop charger?
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04 Jul 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'm not sure why you would leave any charger plugged in ?
Especially if your not there :/

If you read the instructions they will state plug the device to the charger and then plug in into a outlet.
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04 Jul 2015   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I think all computers need to have clean stable power and I use an appropriate sized UPS. With that in place you can also pop the battery back out and just run of the ac adapter plugged in and the battery out. Just know that batteries will slowly discharge on their own.
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