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My Toshiba Satellite A205 Battery

Is it alright to plug my battery in every time I use my laptop? I mean, will it hurt the battery? I think I heard that over charging certain batteries can be bad for them.
Also, will letting the battery run out of power help it or hurt it?
Are there any battery-care instructions that would be helpful to know?
Thank you very much for your help.
Chris Santoro
cjs81@yahoo.es

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  • Marty marty May 11, 2010

    NiCd (nickel-cadnium) batteries are prone to a "memory" effect where they tend to not charge fully if they are ever charged before full discharge. These should always be fully drained before charging. These type chargers sometimes have a "refresh" feature that drains them first. Ni-MH (nickel magnesium hydride) and Li-ion (lithium ion) batteries are "memory-free" batteries. What is your type?

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Laptop's battery is IC controlled. Circuit will stop the current when battery charged enough. So Battery will remain unused. However its also could be good idea to release the battery and keep dry place if you are using the laptop permanently stable AC power. If you need further assistance post your question.
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