How can I care for my laptop battery so I get the maximum life out of it?

by on October 28, 2009

Q: How can I care for a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop battery to get the maximum life out of it?


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    You will want to cycle your battery at least once a month. To cycle your battery all you have to do is run it all the way down until it has no power left. Once you do that you want to fully charge it with it turned off. If you do this once a month then you should get the best life out of the battery.

    Now if you want to get more run time out of the battery you will have to do other things like make sure you have the best energy savings settings for your laptop. This really varies by laptop to laptop but turning down the brightness of your display and turning off the back light for the keys are two things you can start with.

    Some laptops even have two video cards so if you fall into that category make sure you are using the video card that takes up less power when you are running on the battery.

     
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    Here is some extra information on how to keep the battery running well, and to make the most of a charge when you’re out on the road: http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/10-tips-to-make-your-laptop-battery.html