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How to Increase Laptop Battery Power?

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    How to Increase Laptop Battery Power?
    Most laptop users have one similar complaint – it is that their batteries don’t last long. This is one feature which is at times annoying when you are engaged in some important work. If you are a constant user of laptop you should learn how to increase the battery life of laptops. This can be practically achieved and you won’t face situations where the battery power interrupts your work. Though with passage of time the battery of laptops become weak, but there are certain factors that really engage in decreasing the battery life of laptops. You must avoid certain habits to increase the battery life. Yes, there are few ways by which you can really increase the battery life of your laptops.


    Keep the following tips in mind to increase the

    • The display resolution and brightness should be optimum. It must be adjusted that you can figure out everything properly without too much bright light and resolution. This saves a lot of battery power. It can also moderate the resolution of screen to reduce consumption of power.
    • The color depth also reduced to minimum and optimum level reduced the work load on batteries.
    • Whenever you are near any electrical port, try to use the AC for usage instead of unplugging the laptop. This increases the battery life and also save power of battery that you can use later. If you are using it in car, get your car modified with devices that can charge your laptop when you need it.
    • Always turnoff used devices like Bluetooth, camera, webcam, and alike in the laptop when not in use. This will keep your power supply adequate and the battery won’t suffer from any pressure.
    • Defragmenting the hard drive of laptops at frequent intervals is also a way to save lot of power. Such technical measure is very much rational in own way and it intends to optimize the data placement thus saving battery power.

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    Please discharge the battery to 2% then fully charge at the first time

    It is forbidden to discharge to 0%(it will be easily damaged and shorten the usage life) on normal workings; It must be turned off or recharged(1-2 days) if as low as 2%

    It must be charged above 70% before long time storage(more than three months)

    Battery needs recycling frequently. It is recommended to discharge and charge it once per two months at least. The battery will achieve best performance. Please discharging it to 2%, and then charging it full.

    When the battery can not charge or charge less power, maybe the laptop adapter is musmatch or output power is lower. Please immediately replace the match and the function normal adapter to confirm is caused by the adapter. Whether the Problem

    Never take out the battery form the laptop when charging or discharging.
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    Also, you should not operate the laptop on clothes or a bed or a sofa, or on your lap. The battery will deplete faster because it uses so much energy to operate the fan at full speed. Remove dust often around the laptop and try to operate it where the temperature is moderate. The OS choice also can impact the battery life, the way it manages the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aimayaram View Post
    Also, you should not operate the laptop on clothes or a bed or a sofa, or on your lap. The battery will deplete faster because it uses so much energy to operate the fan at full speed. Remove dust often around the laptop and try to operate it where the temperature is moderate. The OS choice also can impact the battery life, the way it manages the battery.
    That is very true. That is a common mistake everybody does. It is better not to use laptop on a bed. I think we can do this if a cooling pad is available. Also there is a misconception that battery should be charged only after full exhaustion. But it is entirely wrong, it will only shorten the battery life. The power mode should be at the optimum utilization level and always put the computer to sleep mode if you want to go for a short interval.

    One of my friends is managing his laptop without a battery by using a UPS. I am also planning to buy one shortly as my battery is almost gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    That is very true. That is a common mistake everybody does. It is better not to use laptop on a bed. I think we can do this if a cooling pad is available. Also there is a misconception that battery should be charged only after full exhaustion. But it is entirely wrong, it will only shorten the battery life. The power mode should be at the optimum utilization level and always put the computer to sleep mode if you want to go for a short interval.

    One of my friends is managing his laptop without a battery by using a UPS. I am also planning to buy one shortly as my battery is almost gone.
    My cousin did that for years, after his battery died, but it can be very frustrating, why doesn't he just by a new battery, it saves more time and costs less money

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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
    My cousin did that for years, after his battery died, but it can be very frustrating, why doesn't he just by a new battery, it saves more time and costs less money
    You are right. Operating a laptop with UPS is just frustrating as it kills its portability. But I have a different story to tell. I use a mobile broadband connection to access net and the network coverage in my area is very low. So whenever I go online it keeps on eating my battery too fast. I think even if I go for a new battery the same thing will happen until and unless a get a landline broadband connection. Even landline broadband is not feasible here keeping in ming the lousy attitude of the landline company.

    So, I think it would be better to have a UPS than a battery. Something is better than nothing I think. But battery is a must when you travel with your laptop.

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    Do not give the battery in a full discharge, because this decrease battery life.

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    Is using my laptop in AC adapter mode if I am not going to travel good for the battery. I dont use my battery when I am not travelling. I use my laptop like it is a desktop when I am not travelling. I also don't use my laptop if I am charging my battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    Is using my laptop in AC adapter mode if I am not going to travel good for the battery. I dont use my battery when I am not travelling. I use my laptop like it is a desktop when I am not travelling. I also don't use my laptop if I am charging my battery.
    NOw most laptops stop charging the battery when it is full, and the laptop is being used in AC adapter mode, like a desktop, with the battery being like a back-up UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
    NOw most laptops stop charging the battery when it is full, and the laptop is being used in AC adapter mode, like a desktop, with the battery being like a back-up UPS.
    How I wish Smart Phones and Tablets work that way. Charging while using got mine have a very bloated battery. I know some people say it is harmless but the bloated battery incident happened to me twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    How I wish Smart Phones and Tablets work that way. Charging while using got mine have a very bloated battery. I know some people say it is harmless but the bloated battery incident happened to me twice.
    Yeah I've experienced later batteries so now I'm more carefully in how I charge my phones and phones need yo get with this technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    Is using my laptop in AC adapter mode if I am not going to travel good for the battery. I dont use my battery when I am not travelling. I use my laptop like it is a desktop when I am not travelling. I also don't use my laptop if I am charging my battery.
    There is no harm in using laptop in AC adapter mode while your battery is fully charged. But if the battery is not charged fully, it would be better to charge it fully before switching on the laptop. Even though it is not quite practical at all times, it is said to increase the battery life considerably. When your battery is fully charged the system automatically take power from the main instead of battery.

    I am also planning to buy a UPS to connect my laptop at home. I will use my battery while traveling, otherwise UPS is a better choice and an investment too. I have seen a model called Cyberpower. It is a very compact model, but don't know much about its performance level.

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    Generally the laptops come with an option that lets you save battery, puting it to low performance, and you can even lower the brightness of the screen aswell

    Disabling some apps like the calendar, notes and clock will save some energy too. Disabling WI-fi when not needed is also a nice way to save battery (not only on laptops but on any device that has this feature). Other thing you can do is closing every program/tab that you don't need and open a new tab when you really need it and don't have one opened just to use every now and then

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    To enjoy the autonomy of your laptop, the golden rule is to use the battery you have left as sparingly as possible. This is usually achieved:
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    - Lowering the screen brightness.
    - Reducing time spent until the display turns off.
    - Adjusting the energy plan.

    These simple adjustments to the power settings allow a laptop battery to keep running longer, and even reduce the electricity bill. Slightly adjusting the intensity of the screen and adjusting the sleep mode settings, a computer can save up to 20% of battery.

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