Have you ever asked these questions from yourself before: “Should I leave my laptop plugged in all the time?”, “Does it decrease my battery lifetime?”, “Does permanent connection to the power damage my battery?” or “Should I let battery charge go down to zero and then plug the laptop in again?”
Battery is one of the main laptop parts and people always ask different questions about laptop batteries in the Internet. Although there is no easy answer to these questions, we’re going to give you some information about laptop batteries here which might help you find answers to these questions.
The main structure of laptop battery
Most of laptop batteries are lithium-ion or lithium polymer and their design lets them recharge many times. This kind of batteries can’t be overcharged and every time they get full of charge, their charging process will stop automatically. So connecting your laptop to the power after full charge of the battery, does not affect the battery negatively and only affects its life time.
Of course, we can increase battery life in some ways. Laptop batteries can charge and discharge for specific amount of times; so if battery charge runs out many times, it will certainly reduce battery life time.
Overheating – One of the Main Factors that Damage the Battery
Overheating is very harmful for the battery and reduces battery life a lot. It’s OK for the battery if the laptop is connected to the power full charged, but heat generated by the laptop hardware is one of the main enemies for the laptop battery.
So if the temperature of CPU or laptop hard disk is about 40°C (104°F), connecting laptop to the power after full charge does not hurt its battery, but if you want to do some heavy tasks on your laptop, it`s better to take the battery out.
What is the best to keep battery healthy?
Today not all laptops come with a removable battery, so our solution won’t work for these laptops. Instead, you can use another solution to easily increase your laptop battery life. According to some tests, if the battery charges 100%, the number of times it can recharge reduces to 300-500 times; however, if the battery charges about 70-80%, it can recharge 1000 or 2000 times. So, here are our recommendations.
Don’t let your battery charge go down to zero. The best thing is to keep battery charge between 40% and 80%.
When you’re using the battery, don’t do heavy tasks on your laptop and make sure fans work properly.
With doing above simple tasks, you’ll keep your laptop’s battery healthy which results a longer lifetime. Hope you enjoyed this post and do not hesitate share your opinion about laptop batteries in comments below.