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How can I make my battery life longer. Right now I had it running for 2 hours and than it died. Im going to sanfran next wensday and I want to see if there is any such thing has a battery to AC cord to plug in the back so I can charge my battery up again?

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I don't get it. Do you not have a battery?

Do you mean something for on the road? They have car chargers --> AC converters, if that's what you're looking for.

Also, calibrate your battery.

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Keep discs out of the DVD drive because the OS checks it every once in a while which drains battery life. More RAM can actually help too because it prevents the hard drive from constantly spinning when loading something. You can go to power options and select other battery related options like keeping your processor under 50% load. Go to the device manager and disable devices you don't need like card readers or modems. And of course keep screen brightness down as far as you can stand it, make it so screen turns off after 1 minute, and unplug any unneeded devices like mice and external hard drives when you can as they constantly drain power.

Thats what I do when I need to run on battery, and I get about 6 and half hours life...I do have a 9 cell battery though.
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I don't get it. Do you not have a battery?

Do you mean something for on the road? They have car chargers --> AC converters, if that's what you're looking for.

Also, calibrate your battery.

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I'm looking for something liek a extra battery charger where I can put or buy a battery to a AC cord to plug it into my laptop to charge the battery in the laptop while I'm on the go. Im not sure if this is even possible


What do you mean calibrate. I'll google that right now
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I don't understand what you mean. Isn't your charger an AC adapter that charges the battery?

Or do you mean some kind of brick that will go into the battery section of your laptop that connects to AC?

Or do you mean some kind of standalone charger that you can stick a battery into and charge it?

Calibration is the process of charging you battery up to 100%, leaving it like that for a couple hours (to ensure that it is indeed fully charged), then letting the battery drain to absolute zero, INCLUDING the reserve battery. Then charge it completely back up to 100% again.

This is so that your battery "remembers" what it feels like to be full and to be at 100%, and it can report the amount left to you more accurately.
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I don't understand what you mean. Isn't your charger an AC adapter that charges the battery?

Or do you mean some kind of brick that will go into the battery section of your laptop that connects to AC?

Or do you mean some kind of standalone charger that you can stick a battery into and charge it?

Calibration is the process of charging you battery up to 100%, leaving it like that for a couple hours (to ensure that it is indeed fully charged), then letting the battery drain to absolute zero, INCLUDING the reserve battery. Then charge it completely back up to 100% again.

This is so that your battery "remembers" what it feels like to be full and to be at 100%, and it can report the amount left to you more accurately.
I mean like a secondary battery but where if my MAIN battery is low and Im on the GO (like no where near a wall plugin) I can plugin this secondary battery to charge my main battery ON THE GO.


Also, there is A program called batcal.exe. Its doing it right now. Im on 97% lol
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I mean like a secondary battery but where if my MAIN battery is low and Im on the GO (like no where near a wall plugin) I can plugin this secondary battery to charge my main battery ON THE GO.
Oh, so like a battery that's going to plug into your laptop's AC connector and charge the main battery.

That sounds horrendously inefficient. Just buy another battery and swap it when the one you have runs out. A newer battery should get better life anyway.


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Also, there is A program called batcal.exe. Its doing it right now. Im on 97% lol
Never heard of it. I do mine the old fashioned way lol
post #8 of 13
Turn the brightness down, wifi/bluetooth off when not in use, disable any ports you don't use (modem, firewire, network, pcmia, etc). If your laptop supports it, lower the voltage and/or turn on speedstep and like Jacko said, set the max CPU speed to like 50% (power option under the OS).
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Oh, so like a battery that's going to plug into your laptop's AC connector and charge the main battery.

That sounds horrendously inefficient. Just buy another battery and swap it when the one you have runs out. A newer battery should get better life anyway.




Never heard of it. I do mine the old fashioned way lol


I'm just trying to wast the battery to 0% right now. LCD is max out. Wifi is on while LAN is enabled with connection. Installing PC-BSD (I like to) and batcal.exe is taking 50% of each core while innotek is taking the rest
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post #10 of 13
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I'm just trying to wast the battery to 0% right now. LCD is max out. Wifi is on while LAN is enabled with connection. Installing PC-BSD (I like to) and batcal.exe is taking 50% of each core while innotek is taking the rest
Oh, I see. Looks like that calibration utility gives you instructions and wastes the battery for you lol
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