All batteries wear out over time, but they don’t wear out at the same rate. If you and someone else use the same brand-new laptop on the same day, battery life can vary significantly after two years — maybe 40 percent. It depends on the state of charge, heat, storage method and how to avoid a deadly zero charge.
Let’s talk about how to take care of your battery.
- Keep it between 40% and 80%
If you frequently use your laptop away from the charger, try to keep it above 40%. If you need to charge it, charge it to around 80% if it has enough capacity and you can tolerate uncertainty. Using it in this way is the best and most obvious way to increase the lifespan and charging capacity of your laptop. Unfortunately, it’s also the hardest to follow.
This can be inconvenient for people who travel long distances, plan too long, or suffer from charging anxiety. However, if battery life isn’t usually an issue for you, or you usually have a charger handy, these are ideal limits for staying indoors. A battery can be charged from empty to full 300-500 times before it burns out. This is an informative camp, battery reminders and tests if the institution is old. An 80% charged laptop battery can last 850-1500 cycles.
- When connecting the power adapter, do not let it overheat
As you may read, regularly plugging your laptop into a power source and charging the battery to 100% is not fatal. There is only one charge left, and it needs to be charged to 100% first. Once the battery reaches 100%, most modern laptops will stop charging and instead supply power to the system.
The exception is when your laptop is running hot. This could be because you do a lot of compiling, rendering, or other intensive work, or because the place where you use your laptop is hot due to sunlight, exhaust, or other factors. If you combine the maximum capacity battery with high heat exposure, it will be damaged and lose its useful life.
- Keep ventilation and store in a cool place
Laptops don’t fit on your lap. Due to its compact size and lack of large fans, the laptop can get so hot that it can develop gradual burns or “baked skin syndrome.”
So when the laptop gets hot, open the lid for a while and keep it away from your lap surrounded by pillows, pillows, or laptop desktop. Look around your laptop to check where the vents are and avoid blocking them.
When not in use, keep your laptop in a cool place away from sunlight or heat sinks. If this is heat in the air, then it must be hotter inside.
- Don’t let it go to zero
Keeping your device between 40% and 80% is desirable, but dropping it to absolute zero is a bit tragic. Not only does it hurt to sit in the zero position, but so can a full charge.
It is recommended to fully discharge the phone or laptop battery to calibrate the battery level indicator. This has little impact on battery life, but gives your device a better estimate of battery life and long-term remaining percentage, preventing unexpected shutdowns and false readings.
The above four points are suggestions for the maintenance of notebook batteries, I hope to help you.