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Windows 7: How to use laptop for increasing battery life?

25 Oct 2012   #1
rohandas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to use laptop for increasing battery life?

hello frnds,
i am a new comer of laptop world.
do u have any suggestion for increasing the battery life of my lappy?
i run my lappy maximum when there is power nd never use more than 1 hour on battery as power came instantly.so my battery was always full n showing not charging.is it good to run lyk that or i have to discharge the battery fully nd after that again recharge it???
hope u all help me.


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25 Oct 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

After a couple year's use you should completely discharge and recharge it once a month.
Don't keep the charger plugged in all the time but use battery power and charge it when it's low.
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25 Oct 2012   #3
rohandas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
thanks

THANXS Britton30

can i remove the battery whenever power is there nd when it needed then only plugged in the battery???? is it damage my battery vry shortly?
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25 Oct 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Keeping a laptop battery plugged in does not harm it at all.
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25 Oct 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry, disregard what I said earlier. I had read by constantly keeping the charge going in will cause the battery to develop a memory and will shorten its life. With the newer Li-Ion batteries that is not relevant.

Here's some suggestions.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/25237...tery_life.html
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25 Oct 2012   #6
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

It's best to not discharge below about 20% remaining capacity (about 3.6V per cell), if you can help it. Never fully discharge (unless you intend to dispose of the cells). Also, avoid charging more than you need to and avoid storing them fully charged (not as big of an issue, but it does help). Charged to about 50% capacity is best for longer term storage (check for parasitic drains and self-discharge if stored for a really long time so that the cells don't get too low). This is in regards to the actual voltage and capacity of the cells, not necessarily what your battery meter claims. (I can provided a lot of sources to back up this information, if need be).

Li-ion cells have different characteristics than NiCd and NiMH cells. For example, NiCd cells can be fully discharged and even stored shorted after they're discharged, though it should be avoided when they're in series to prevent the risk of reverse charging some of the cells.

This will go a long way to help keep your Li-ion cells lasting for as long as they reasonably can.
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26 Oct 2012   #7
rohandas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
no problem

again thanks man
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sorry, disregard what I said earlier. I had read by constantly keeping the charge going in will cause the battery to develop a memory and will shorten its life. With the newer Li-Ion batteries that is not relevant.

Here's some suggestions.
Improve Your Laptop's Battery Life | PCWorld
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26 Oct 2012   #8
rohandas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks wrend
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26 Oct 2012   #9
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

No problem.

Let me know if you have any more questions or want any clarifications on batteries. (It's kind of my thing.)
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27 Oct 2012   #10
rohandas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks man
if i got any pblm then i will surely let u know the same.
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