Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Making Your Laptop Battery Last Longer
I just bought a new laptop battery. (Which, the way to do that is to go on Ebay, where you can get a good price if you're willing to wait a week or so). My last battery tanked after six months. I'm determined to get more juice out of this one.
Rlrouse tells us how. Tips include:
- Don't recharge your notebook battery until it is about 80% discharged. Since you'll be subjecting it to fewer charge/discharge cycles it will last longer.
- Use the battery as little as possible. Remove it and plug the PC into an AC power source whenever you can.
- If you plan to store a notebook battery for an extended period, don't recharge it first.
- Never allow your notebook batteries to discharge completely.
- Store you batteries in a cool place (around 60 degrees F seems to work best).
Also, check out How Batteries Work.
posted by The Daily Pick at 12:28 AM
Thanks!! I think Ill return in the near future