Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jan 5, 2017
Extending Laptop Battery Life
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If you’re using a laptop as your primary computer, you’ve figured out that the battery life is amongst the most common irritations.
The more you use it, the faster the battery life diminishes because all batteries have a set number of charge cycles.
With this in mind, a tip that may help you extend the life of your battery is to simply remove it when you know you are going to be using the laptop while plugged-in for extended periods of time, like days or weeks.
It has a little to do with the excessive charging cycles but more to do with the heat that gets generated, which is a big killer of battery life.
The heat from the running laptop over long stretches can have an impact as well as the heat generated by the battery impacting your computer.
An important thing to keep in mind on this tip is to never plug or unplug the laptop battery in while your device is running.
Make sure you always properly shutdown the laptop and make sure it isn't in sleep or hibernation mode.
Another thing to consider is making sure the laptop is plugged into a battery backup whenever you do remove the battery.