Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Thousands of people take their laptops on the fly, and unless you don't have a convenient electrical outlet, you can do this simple little trick to as much as double your laptop battery life. Simply, take the battery out (when not required for long periods of time) and keep it in a cool place, or in the refrigerator. Heat is the most damaging thing to things like electronic circuits and components, and by keeping your battery cool, you're extending it's serviceable life. Some say to let it run down to a 40% level, then take it out. Since lithiums don't have a memory, that won't hurt it. The ideal is to have some charge to keep the chemicals active, but not to overcharge it unnecessarily. Oh, and be sure the battery doesn't freeze...and then crack or be damaged.
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