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Should you always keep your laptop connected to electricity if you don’t use it then? What’s better for the battery? It is a difficult question, and there are many contradictory recommendations on that. Understanding how Li-ion and Lipo batteries work in modern laptops is essential, as many myths spread around these batteries.
When you leave the laptop connected to electricity, it doesn’t mean the battery will charge more than its capacity, as there’s no way to increase the charge rate when it reaches 100%.
When the battery charge is complete, the charger will stop working, and laptops will take power directly from the electric cable until the battery is empty. Then, the charger goes back to work and refills the battery. So there is no risk to laptop batteries charging them more than they can.
There are several reasons to drain laptop batteries.
Laptop connected to electricity, device’s battery will certainly drain as more battery charging cycles increase, and the ages of these batteries vary with different types. Still, you can often expect laptop batteries to drain after about 500 charging cycles.
It does not mean that you should avoid using laptops until their batteries run out. On the contrary, it stored the battery at a high charge level harmful to it. Still, in return, emptying the batteries of laptops (up to 0%) every time you use them is also wrong, and there is no way to keep the laptop battery charging at 50%. That would have been an excellent idea. The higher the battery temperature will increase its drain quickly.
In other words, if you want to leave laptop batteries in a closet, it’s best to be 50% charged while making sure that the temperature of this cabinet is reasonably low.
If the battery remains removed for the jaw, it remains recommended to avoid heat.
The heat is harmful to laptop batteries, so if the laptop batteries are external (i.e. removable). It would be better to take the battery out when it decides to work on the charger for a long time, ensuring that it will not remain exposed to unnecessary heat.
It is one of the essential things about high-temperature laptops, such as games that play games with high requirements, but if the computer is cooling well, you won’t see much use of the above.
Many laptops certainly no longer have external batteries with technology development, so this solution cannot remain applied in these cases.
Should I leave the battery attached to the charger or not?
Trying to figure out the sure answer to this question, Apple advised not to go to MacBooks connected to the charger, but this advice later disappeared from the battery’s tips page. Some laptop manufacturers say that leaving the device attached to the charger all the time does not damage the storm. In contrast, the rest of the laptop manufacturers oppose this without apparent reason.
Apple has been advising to fill and unload the battery once a month, but it no longer recommends it, so if you want to leave your laptop attached to the charger all the time, it’s probably better and safer to put it in one charging cycle every month.
If you will, Apple has advised keeping fluid flowing in the battery, but does this help prolong the battery life? It depends on the types of laptops and their technical batteries, and there is no suitable answer for everyone.
Occasional charging and unloading may help calibrate the battery
Putting laptop batteries in a complete charging cycle helps calibrate the storm in many laptops, giving you an accurate estimate of the charging ratio inside the battery and how much it remains consumed.
In other words, if the battery doesn’t calibrate well. The device system may think that the battery charge rate is 20% when in fact, the charging speed is 0%. And the device will suddenly turn off without the system giving you any warnings.
Allowing almost complete emptying of the laptop battery lets the circuit know how much power is left. It is not necessary on all laptops. And Apple explicitly says that this is no longer necessary with modern MacBooks that come with built-in batteries
Laptop batteries certainly don’t last forever, and their capacity and capacity will gradually decrease over time. So all you can do is hope your laptop battery will last until you switch your old device to a new one. Indeed, even if the battery capacity of laptops decreases, we are still able to use them by connecting them to the power outlet.