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But if your always using the laptop battery even when you could have it just plugged it don't you think that is hurting it's life even more?
I guess I've always had it backwards. I thought for some odd reason plugging it in more than using the battery itself would degrade the battery faster. But keeping it plugged in more is better then?
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by jhsuperfast View Post
This may sound odd but when i had my asus gamer laptop once the battery was charged i would remove it because most of the time i was on wall power anyway , but heres the thing once the battery is at 100% capacity it gets really warm , high heat for extended amounts of time can damage a battery and also contribute to higher thermals for the rest of your laptop raising overall temps believe or not this was done on purpose
by some laptop makers because once they are out of warranty you buy new batteries and over time the batteries will end up costing more than your laptop cost



PS ...not all batteries have this issue this tends to be restricted to gaming laptops with inadequate cooling or laptops with thick cheap plastic casing that doesnt let heat escape
I am using my laptop right now, it's plugged in and
the battery on it feels like it is the coolest part on it right now.
Edited by v3dgames - 10/8/11 at 11:06am
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post #13 of 21
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I am using my laptop right now, it's plugged in and
the battery on it feels like it is the coolest part on it right now.
I'm at 94% charge still charging. Just web browsing right now. It's barely warm. Almost cool.
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post #14 of 21
I've heard it's only good to completely drain your battery every now and then.
    
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post #15 of 21
I think for Li-Ion batteries it is recommended to not fully discharge and then fully charge the battery. I believe that what you should do to prolong battery life is run it between 20% and 90% [just a guess, figures may vary] at all times. Charge to 90%, unplug until 20% and then charge again.
That would drive me nuts though, so I don't even bother...
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post #16 of 21
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I've heard it's only good to completely drain your battery every now and then.
Ughhh. Okay. Because I made it thru school yesterday just with barely anything left. I charged when it died. So basically, I should just plug it in if I'm at home wanting to play a game or something? What should I do to prevent the battery wear?
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post #17 of 21
When the battery's full, take it out. I guess that should work a bit. Does anybody know what putting a battery in the freezer does?
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post #18 of 21
instead of just throwing out guesses...anyone have concrete evidence?

If not i'll throw in my advice: "I heard if you put the battery in the fridge on a full moon it'll last longer"
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instead of just throwing out guesses...anyone have concrete evidence?

If not i'll throw in my advice: "I heard if you put the battery in the fridge on a full moon it'll last longer"
Lol. I was just wondering if it would discharge some of the stored electricity. I think I remember that if a battery is placed in freezing cold or somewhere hot that it will lose some of the stored energy.
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post #20 of 21
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My wear level just went down 2%. Idk its just weird. :\\ I won't worry about it until it's really bad I guess.
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