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User Info: Violet_Blooded

Violet_Blooded
2 months ago#1
is it bad? i use the laptop in my field work during the day and when i get home the battery is around 40% - 60% so i recharge it cuz i can't risk it dying on me the next day..
is this a bad practice? am i damaging the battery one way or another?
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User Info: Kharillle

Kharillle
2 months ago#2
should be fine. I think the worse thing is to charge even when its at 100%. Or if you deplete it to 0% and leave it without charge.

User Info: Chass1990

Chass1990
2 months ago#3
I used to worry about stuff like this. Nowadays, I just charge whenever I should to have it available when I need it. If the battery dies faster from it, then I'd just replace the battery.
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User Info: DXMG

DXMG
2 months ago#4
Not anymore.... used to be a very bad idea with NiCad batteries, but not so much of a thing with Lithium Ion.

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
2 months ago#5
With lithium batteries. It's not charge level that matters, it's charge cycles.
Every time it enters a charge cycle, you reduce the life.

This is why is bad to leave them plugged in, because your bios will drain it to 93% then charge it back to 95% over and over 20+ times a day.
Full or partially draining it and then restoring the charge each day only once will be fine for the battery. That's the best way to use it.
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User Info: Violet_Blooded

Violet_Blooded
2 months ago#6
Thanks for info guys.

Kharillle posted...
should be fine. I think the worse thing is to charge even when its at 100%.


SinisterSlay posted...
This is why is bad to leave them plugged in, because your bios will drain it to 93% then charge it back to 95% over and over 20+ times a day.

But during gaming sessions i have to keep it plugged, otherwise it will default to built in graphic.. is it wrong?
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
2 months ago#7
Violet_Blooded posted...
But during gaming sessions i have to keep it plugged, otherwise it will default to built in graphic.. is it wrong?

You can pull out the battery if your having an extended game session.
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User Info: JoboHotep

JoboHotep
2 months ago#8
SinisterSlay posted...
Full or partially draining it and then restoring the charge each day only once will be fine for the battery.


Are you pretty sure about this? I genuinely don't know, which is why I'm asking. I've heard/read multiple places that it's bad to totally deplete lithium ion batteries, and that it shortens the lifespan.
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User Info: Rolen47

Rolen47
2 months ago#9
http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries

According to that page charging up to 85% and disconnecting is the best for the battery. It doesn't matter how low the battery is when you start charging. Charging to 100% will lower its lifetime capacity faster.

Heat is the worst thing for lithium ion batteries. Always try to keep your batteries away from hot things (like inside a hot car will kill it super quick).

Just don't think about it much. It doesn't cost much to replace a battery.

User Info: Dredj

Dredj
2 months ago#10
When I did Electrical Engineering in college.. 17 years ago we were taught that keeping a cell connected when it's fully charged is bad and charging a cell before it has sufficiently depleted is also bad.

It wasn't really a big deal back in the day and doesn't matter much now with devices using different cells than we were widely using 17 years ago and beyond. I remember my mobile phones in the 90's having options to discharge the battery.

Even modern cells in our devices aren't invincible, my mum has killed 2 laptops and 1 tablet because she left them plugged in 24/7 and they now need to be plugged in permanently because the cells hold 0 charge.
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