Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Laptop battery can only last for sometime. The only thing you can do is maybe extending it for a little more time. This is true for all types of battery - high-end Lithium-ion, NickelCadmium (NiCad) or nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and basically for all brands of laptops and netbooks (Acer, HP - Hewlette-Packard, Dell, Gateway, MSI, Asus).
Some ways to extend the life of your laptop battery:
- good practice of using the original or right charger and the right specifications
- a regular dose of full-discharge and recharge, maybe once a week is recommended.
- It's also a good practice to avoid direct heat or exposing your battery to sunlight. It will be of help if you use a laptop cooler. Laptop cooler will significantly lower down the temperature at the back of your laptop, avoiding heat for your devices - hard disk, memory modules, processor and also for your laptop battery. You can notice this by yourself. Turn on your laptop for a 5 to 10 minutes. Feel the back of your laptop. Now, install your laptop cooler and feel again the back of you laptop after ten minutes. Notice a significant difference in the temperature?
- If you are using your laptop for a long period of time, for an 8-hour office work, it's good if you fully charged your battery and then remove it from your laptop (see proper instruction on removing the battery). Next is to connect your laptop to your adapter and continue with your usual work. This will give you laptop battery a needed rest. You can adjust your power setting for your laptop to hibernate once you closed the lid of your laptop. This will ensure that you still save you current working environment if you wanted to also take a rest.
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