It is a computer issues trendy in recent years (with the question “what is the best antivirus”): how should we manage the recharging his laptop to preserve the life of the battery? As recently as last week, I still had the right to nonsense about the use of a battery from a few friends. So let’s review what to do to take care of his laptop battery, how and when to recharge, etc.
- Tune in as soon as possible!
By connecting your laptop on AC power as soon as possible, you avoid unnecessary charge cycles and you also help extend the life of your battery. (An explanation of the charge cycle are available in end of article)
- Allow the battery when your computer is connected
Conventional wisdom is that you remove the battery when connecting the battery as there would be a risk of overload. This is wrong! Today, all laptops are equipped with PC control circuit that avoids this problem. In addition, letting your battery connected, you will be immunized against a possible power failure!
Some will say that the heat can affect the life of a battery, but if your pc is heated to the point, is that you may think to do a little cleaning or changing fan!
- Never leave your battery discharged
Above all, you should know that a battery cell dies below the threshold of 2.4 Volts. If you leave your battery discharged for a long time, your cells may fall below this threshold (due to a phenomenon of self-discharge) and thus die. It is therefore advisable to leave the battery on his computer. And, in case of prolonged storage, read the section below:
- In case of storage: 40%!
If you must store a battery for one reason or another, a charge level of 40% seems to be a good compromise against the self-discharge phenomenon.
So much for the advice! I hope this will help you maintain a healthy battery! For those who want to go further.