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Laptop Batteries – Quick Tip

Tip of the day: Some of you may have gotten into the habit of occasionally removing your laptop’s battery and letting it drain completely. This was good practice, but that is no longer the case if your laptop (or replacement battery) is the newer Lithium Ion (LION) type. If your battery is a LION, it will do much better if constantly charged– leave it alone.
(Consult the documentation for your particular make/model to find the battery type.)

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December 22, 2009 - Posted by | computers, Portable Computing, tech


  1. Although I have heard that it is best to always charge up a new Lithium Ion battery and let it drain completely the first time you use it.


    Comment by jgoto | December 22, 2009 | Reply

    • jgoto,
      That’s a new one to me. Everything I have ever read says never let a LION discharge completely…
      And I should amend the article to say “used (drained) and charged”. For storage, a 1/2 charge is probably best.

      But I have to confess, one of my reasons for posting this tip is that many people are still operating under ideas that either are quite out of date, or were never really very true to begin with.. Computer “myths”, if you will.

      For those interested in learning more, the search term battery+”memory effect” will give you a good start.


      Comment by techpaul | December 22, 2009 | Reply

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