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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Apr 23, 2020

Extending Laptop Battery Life

Anyone that uses a laptop on a regular basis faces the same challenge that everyone experiences…deteriorating battery life.

The longer you’ve owned it, the more likely you are experiencing relatively short times before you have to recharge the battery.

This is because there are a finite number of charge cycles that the battery has before it starts to degrade.

If your laptop has a removable battery, taking it out when you know you’re going to be connected to AC power for an extended period eliminates the chances of creating unnecessary charge cycles.

Another upside to removing it when it’s not needed is that you keep it from heating up, which is another cause of battery degradation.

Most of the major components inside your laptop generate heat, so why subject your battery to it when it’s not needed?

It should be obvious, but make sure you completely shut down your computer before removing the battery and plugging it into a battery backup will give you an extra layer of protection should your power ever goes out.