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Mar 14, 2013

General Laptop Battery Information

    Laptop batteries should last approximately 1.5 to three years (or 500-800 recharges).
    With regards to the style of battery, a poorly conditioned battery can start to shed effectiveness within the first month of use. You could irreversibly lose 20% of the lithium-ion battery’s charge on a yearly basis from the original date of manufacture.
    If you travel much and use and charge your battery frequently, then you might only have a couple years for the most part through your battery.
    Batteries age whether or not not used.

Proper Use and Maintenance

Purchase

    Always check producer date. The lifespan of lithium-ion batteries are restricted to their manufature date.
    Don't think of buying vacation bateries as is also weaker to overheating. Get your battery from your laptop dealer.

Every single day use

    Do not expose battery to extreme temperatures. Usually do not leave your battery outside within the cold or perhaps in your car or truck in the summer. Cold batteries can’t create quite definitely power and hot batteries will discharge in a short time. Permanent damage will result should the battery is trapped in temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Don't pack your laptop away in a very backpack or other enclosed space in the event the battery remains warm, trapping heat. An assortment which is frequently hot to the touch will miss life much faster than the usual laptop battery that is not constantly being stressed. Worst of most: should your laptop crashes or won't shut down properly, it might get extremely hot when packed away inside your bag. Check it to make certain they have not gotten dangerously hot while stowed away over the past weekend.
    Keep vents clear - don't put your laptop over a fluffy pillow or perhaps a cushioned service that may cover vents and trap heat.
    Avoid allowing your device to release completely. Constantly recharching a lithium-ion battery isn't going to shorten it life over normal usage would. Avoid letting it sit on empty for too much time; instead, make it charged-up if you can.

Storage

    If you don't make use of laptop for longer periods of time (greater than a week), get rid of the battery on the laptop and store it in a very cool, dry place clear of heat and metal objects.

Optimal Settings

For basic computer usage, workout depending on how running the computer to lengthen battery life.

    Dim the screen. The screen is probably the largest battery drainers in the system, and that we advise that you dim the screen whenever you can. Ideally, you should run the screen on the first brightness setting for top level battery.
    Shut off the screen when pausing work. One habit that can improve the life of the battery is usually to fully dim the display you should definitely used. For example, before you take some slack to stretch or speak to people, hit the dim key before screen turns off completely. Then only brighten the screen enough to accomplish the subsequent few tasks and dim it again when finished with those tasks.
    Go out keyboard backlighting. The backlight for the keyboard really should be put off if you really need it.
    Put computer in sleep mode when taking long breaks. Avoid turning over computer, since booting it down will drain battery. If you're going for a break out of your help five to ten minutes, put the computer in sleep mode.
    Disconnect peripheral devices. We recommend you minimize the employment of these units. USB mice, hard disks, and in many cases thumb drives will require some energy to operate, and thus, will lower the runtime on the computer. Also, don't use the CD/DVD drive.
    Control energy usage. Make use of the Power Choices to set laptops to look inactive following a set length of time. Set adjustments so the display beeps first.

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