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Original Air Date: Nov 24, 2014

Laptop Battery Life Tip

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If you use a laptop on a regular basis, you know that battery issues are amongst the most common irritations.

The more you use it, the faster the battery deteriorates because it has a finite number of charge cycles.

With that in mind, one tip that can help you extend your battery life is to remove it when you know you’re going to be plugged in for an extended period of time, like days or weeks.

It has less to do with excessive charging cycles and more to do with heat, which is one of the biggest killers of battery life.

The heat generated by the running laptop over time can have an impact and the heat from the b attery can also impact the computer.

One important reminder for this tip; never unplug or plug your laptop battery in while it’s running.

Make sure you’ve properly shutdown the unit and that it’s not in sleep or hibernate mode.

If you do this, make sure your laptop is plugged into a battery backup in case the power ever goes out.