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How do i keep the battery going for a few years without losing too much capacity?

Iv seen something about storing it at 40%....what exactly does this mean. I use the laptop every day so I need a way to make the most out of the battery.

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1) Keep it plugged in whenever possible
2) ??
3) Profit

The original battery in my Gateway from December 2006 still provides about an hour and a half of run time..
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
1) Keep it plugged in whenever possible
2) ??
3) Profit

The original battery in my Gateway from December 2006 still provides about an hour and a half of run time..


Nonono
QUITE the opposite, actually.


Laptop batts DO NOT cut-off when they are full... this means that they will gradually (fairly quickly, really) deteriorate if kept plugged in.

here is what you must do:
1)Only put the battery in if you want to charge it to use off-mains tomorrow.
2)Let the battery drain to ZERO before charging.
3)profit (-_o)
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This is kind of hard to keep a battery charge indefinetly...

The acid will start to become hard otherwise and need to decharge and charge once every other while to keep it going.

A battery will start losing it's life as soon as it comes out of production, there's no stopping it.

Laptop battery have a life time between 1-2 year's before they are severely effect by the "last 10-30minutes plauge"
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Nonono
QUITE the opposite, actually.

Surely you have something to back up your ridiculous and uninformed claim.

Li-Ion battery life is based on charge cycles.
Partial charge cycles don't have as big of an impact as full ones.

If you let it run all the way out every time, have fun buying a battery in a year or so.
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Originally Posted by beers View Post

Surely you have something to back up your ridiculous and uninformed claim.

Li-Ion battery life is based on charge cycles.
Partial charge cycles don't have as big of an impact as full ones.

If you let it run all the way out every time, have fun buying a battery in a year or so.
Beers...
I have been mislead!

Just read-up over at "battery university" and I was, indeed, mis-informed.

Sorry to you and the OP -

Just had an "urban-myth" shattered

Now... if I can track down the ARSE who gave me that info! (<;,,;>)

(Mind you... as an aside... the article stated that if you are using your battery mainly on the mains-power, it is best to leave the battery out but @ 40% charge.)


Thanks for the correction, Beers
Edited by newphase - 1/19/11 at 8:17am
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Nonono
QUITE the opposite, actually.


Laptop batts DO NOT cut-off when they are full... this means that they will gradually (fairly quickly, really) deteriorate if kept plugged in.

here is what you must do:
1)Only put the battery in if you want to charge it to use off-mains tomorrow.
2)Let the battery drain to ZERO before charging.
3)profit (-_o)
my laptop stops charging when it's full
then it just runs straight off the mains.
    
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my laptop stops charging when it's full
then it just runs straight off the mains.
read my next quote where I withdrew the comment - I was misinformed
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
my laptop stops charging when it's full
then it just runs straight off the mains.
My Acer timeline does this as well. Even turns off the battery indicator light to tell you that the battery is out of the loop.
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