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Old 22-09-2018, 01:00 AM   #1
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How to improve/sustain laptop battery lifespan

What's the best way to prolong your battery life and effectiveness?

1. Plug in to power socket to prevent battery falling below 80%
2. Don't overcharge? Charge at 60%
3. Or???
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Old 22-09-2018, 10:42 AM   #2
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What's the best way to prolong your battery life and effectiveness?

1. Plug in to power socket to prevent battery falling below 80%
2. Don't overcharge? Charge at 60%
3. Or???
Use it as per normal.
Do not let the battery capacity fall below 7%
Change when cells have degraded in the future
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Old 22-09-2018, 01:55 PM   #3
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Generally speaking allow the battery to be ard 30% to 90% for max lifespan .

High temp and discharges to less than 30% kills batteries fast .
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Old 22-09-2018, 02:47 PM   #4
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What's the best way to prolong your battery life and effectiveness?

1. Plug in to power socket to prevent battery falling below 80%
2. Don't overcharge? Charge at 60%
3. Or???

> How to improve laptop battery life

1. Refer to point 4 on the link above regarding to this and do take note on the 2nd para on the way & method of usage.

If possible when on battery usage and reached +30% do consider to connect the power adapter to charge.
Do take note that sometimes when you connect the power adapter it may not start charging yet so monitor it.

It is best not to let the battery to discharge & fall below 10% of the indicator.
And should the battery is fully discharged or reached to the lowest level it will auto shutdown.
The next thing to do is to connect the power adapter and NOT to power on the computer yet.
Let the power adapter to charge the battery for a period before power on the laptop.
And to let it charge the battery to 100% before you decide to remove it or not.
Not necessary to remove the battery while you are still using the laptop.

Always make use of the battery at least once a week/month and charge 100% as fully charged.
Never use the power adapter together with the battery connected for too long a period, example for more than a month or so.
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Old 22-09-2018, 03:15 PM   #5
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What's the best way to prolong your battery life and effectiveness?

1. Plug in to power socket to prevent battery falling below 80%
2. Don't overcharge? Charge at 60%
3. Or???
a) look for a notebook with better battery management. IIRC, one of the Lenovo model I saw, won't even charge the battery if it was more than 90%.

b) don't let the battery overheat. Use a notebook cooler or stands.
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Old 22-09-2018, 05:57 PM   #6
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Asus laptop has a Asus Battery Health Charging utility which supposedly allows you to set maximum charging at 60%, 80% and 100%. But don't seems to work. If you using Asus laptop, give it a try and see.
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Old 27-09-2018, 08:13 PM   #7
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I use my gaming laptop like a desktop so keep it powered all the time as battery cannot be removed.
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Old 28-09-2018, 02:12 PM   #8
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charge before the battery drop 10%

unplug once hit 100% and don't overcharge

that's what i do and it helps
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Old 28-09-2018, 04:46 PM   #9
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Since my laptop is used as a desktop I just remove the battery and use AC power. Even after 6 years my battery still like brand new.
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Old 28-09-2018, 10:32 PM   #10
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Since my laptop is used as a desktop I just remove the battery and use AC power. Even after 6 years my battery still like brand new.
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Old 29-09-2018, 10:44 AM   #11
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I'm also on AC power all the time and my laptop is on for around 15hrs daily. Every once a while I will drained it by switching over to using battery. I also made a point to check the battery health using tool like Nirsoft BatteryInfoView.

Unfortunately, Asus Battery Health Charging utility doesn't work on my model.
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I'm also on AC power all the time and my laptop is on for around 15hrs daily. Every once a while I will drained it but switching over to using battery. I also made a point to check the battery health using tool like Nirsoft BatteryInfoView.

Unfortunately, Asus Battery Health Charging utility doesn't work on my model.

Doesn't work as in it blanks out the option or it just won't stop the charging despite exceeding your prescribed limit ?
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Doesn't work as in it blanks out the option or it just won't stop the charging despite exceeding your prescribed limit ?
Doesn't work as in can't select any of the max charging limit. Anyway, check the list of supported model and my is not in it.
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I'm also on AC power all the time and my laptop is on for around 15hrs daily. Every once a while I will drained it by switching over to using battery. I also made a point to check the battery health using tool like Nirsoft BatteryInfoView.

Unfortunately, Asus Battery Health Charging utility doesn't work on my model.
I used a laptop at my office. I didn't carry the laptop around.

Never bothered with the battery at all, which was inside the laptop 365 days.

All I knew was that when I went to work, the laptop would power up when I press the "on" switch. And the laptop was connected to the AC all the time. I'd switch that off when I left the office.

It was a HP, and lasted me for more than 8 years till I decided to buy a new model with more this, better that...though I didn't really need all those as I didn't do a lot of heavy stuff like accounts, hr, engineering, design, and so on.
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I used a laptop at my office. I didn't carry the laptop around.

Never bothered with the battery at all, which was inside the laptop 365 days.

All I knew was that when I went to work, the laptop would power up when I press the "on" switch. And the laptop was connected to the AC all the time. I'd switch that off when I left the office.

It was a HP, and lasted me for more than 8 years till I decided to buy a new model with more this, better that...though I didn't really need all those as I didn't do a lot of heavy stuff like accounts, hr, engineering, design, and so on.
Most would care less about office laptop, it's only during power outage that one would start to appreciate it especially if working on important document.

Well, laptop battery will degrade over a period of time. My Dell laptop is still working after 10yrs but the battery can only last less than 30mins. My current Asus laptop is around 4yrs and battery condition is still healthy and lasted more than 3.5hrs.
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