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I bought myself this Acer Aspire 6530 for Xmas and glad I did. It provides me with some entertainment while I recuperate with this broken leg. My question is this, is it bad to not use battery power very often, it is plugged in 99% of the time. Will that shorten the batterys life? I know they are expensive so I don't want to have to buy one in case I do have to rely on it.
 

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You need to dicharge your battery to about 10% at once every 3 weeks at the very least....Don;t discharge it all the way, just down to about 10%.
 

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no its a myth that batteries overcharge or anything, lithium ion doesnt hold a memory charge or anything, in fact the more you discharge and cycle the lesser the life becomes, just use it like you would a computer.

ive been using different laptops for 5 years and batteries are the least of your worries
 

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no its a myth that batteries overcharge or anything, lithium ion doesnt hold a memory charge or anything, in fact the more you discharge and cycle the lesser the life becomes, just use it like you would a computer.

That's correct.
 

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Sorry to hear about your leg buddy
.....it will get better though fast...I am keeping good thoughts for ya
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Anyhow....not sure if this will add fuel to the fire or not but the folks that I purchased my laptop replacement battery from have this to say about their batteries.

Battery FAQ

I am in a similar situation as you are....I leave it plugged in 99% of the time as well.
 

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Sorry to hear about your leg buddy
.....it will get better though fast...I am keeping good thoughts for ya
.

Anyhow....not sure if this will add fuel to the fire or not but the folks that I purchased my laptop replacement battery from have this to say about their batteries.

Battery FAQ

I am in a similar situation as you are....I leave it plugged in 99% of the time as well.

Thanks, good FAQ
 

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lokster and Acreo have it correct. Guttboy has a good link.

Li-Ion batts do not suffer "memory effect" so it is OK to do a partial discharge. There are safety circuits that prevent a full discharge. Other than long term storage you cannot do a full discharge that will damage your batt. Heat is your main enemy for your batts life. So keeping in does theoretically shorten it's life. I like you have mine plugged in 90% of the time and don't worry about it. Here is a link that has more than you ever wanted to know about batts, link.
 
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