Increase battery life of your laptop

I have just bought a new laptop and I am very conscious about accessories of my laptop. Especially I was concerned about the life of my laptop’s battery. So I made some explorations and found some general facts and simple rules and experimented versions from different people that claim to maintain the health of laptop battery. Here are some of the general rules, that I think works for most of the people.

  1. Do not overcharge your laptop battery.
  2. Do not regularly recharge your laptop battery. People are often seemed to recharge laptop battery when the battery goes below 30%-20%. But recharging battery frequently would only decrease the efficiency of laptop battery and also decrease the life of your laptop battery.
  3. Peoridically drain your laptop battery until it discharge totally upto 5% or something near. And then recharge it again but without using any software. Or without actually using the laptop. In other words, recharge the battery in shutdown mode.
  4. To preserve the charge of your laptop, you can put your laptop to sleep when not in use. You can also put your laptop to sleep when you think you have to use your laptop frequently.
  5. Wireless card, bluetooth, LAN card consumes the most of the battery charge so when plug is unplugged, when not in use, disable them or turn them off. Doing so will prevent the wastage of battery charge.

Although I cannot suggest or recommend you to fully trust these guidelines, however doing so ensures your battery life. If anything happens to your laptop or to your laptop battery following these guidelines, I will not be responsible for that.

Have funs, have a nice day ahead.

7 Replies to “Increase battery life of your laptop”

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      Thanks for such a nice idea.

  1. thank u so much fore those tips and i also want to know about how to recognize the power of laptop battery,like that 9 cell , 6 cell

    1. Hello Friend,

      Thanks for comment. To know the power of your laptop battery you can use different third-party softwares freely available in internet. Most of the laptop manufacturers also provide the software that will check the laptop’s available power and display it accordingly. That really depends on the manufacturer, like I have Dell laptop and I have OSD that displays my power backup in terms of time. For HP (DV4) the power backups are displayed in terms of percentage.

      If you are in Linux its quite easy, you can install battery-status from synaptic package manager. when installed, you will be able to see the information of your battery by cilcking on the battery icon.

  2. Hello Sandeep,

    Thanks for comment,

    Sure !!! I would to write articles on such topics, as more and more general computer users would get benefit.

    Suggest me articles title of your interest and I will try to write them as soon as possible.

    have a nice day.

  3. NIce n very important tips to protect our battery …..than u all web site designer ‘s . I am very pleased to found this site .However I was searching tips for this
    I hope i will get ,more important messages like this on upcoming days.

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