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How to prolong your battery's life

Q: How to prolong your battery's life

All of us want to prolong our battery's life. But without question every battery has a natural course of aging. After used for a long time, the battery get weak. This is cannot be eliminated, but we can prolong this aging course by using suitable method.

Usually if you want to prolong your battery's life ,you must pay attention to 3 steps in using battery :

1.Store battery :
Put your batteries in a cool and dry place when you store it.
Do not charge your lithum batteries too full before storage.
After using the laptop battery ,please clean up the metal terminals with a soft dry clean cloth.
Before storage, you should confirm your is not fully depleted. If empty, charge for about 30 minutes . Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about 40% state-of-charge.
The suitable storage temperature for batteries is around 15C
Please notice this: weak batteries charge faster and remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones. Also it only be used for a short time.So do not buy a used battery even if it is very cheap because used battery usually means weak battery.

2.Charge battery :
Most battery can be fully charged in about 3 hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time.
When you prepare to charge your battery ,make sure the temperature is around the room temperature.
Especially need to pay attention is avoid over-charging and over-discharging.
Do not charged to higher voltages than its threshold voltage ,as it would become unsafe.
Prepare a new battery for replacement if your battery get weak over time.
Please notice this: It is not very distinct to reduce the charge time by increasing the charge current .

3.Maintain battery :
Rechargeable batteries do not break suddenly but slowly get powerless over time. Right regular battery maintenance is necessary.
Most battery can be fully charged in about 3 hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time.
Use soft and dry cloth to clean your battery after using it.
Store it in a cool and dry place (The suitable temperature is about 15C).
Do not charge your battery before fully discharged .
Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about 40% state-of-charge, because laptop battery's self discharge can break the battery in the storage .
If possible, reduce the times of using the battery.
Please take out the battery from your machine when it is not being used.
In the end I hope you can take better care of your batteries. You need them for your daily life.

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A: How to prolong your battery's life

Where did you get this information? Some of it I'd agree with, others I don't. It also reads like a post you copy pasted into lots of places around the internet - however a quick googling didn't return anything.


1.Store battery :
Put your batteries in a cool and dry place when you store it.
Yes, that is generally good practice for lots of things.

Do not charge your lithum batteries too full before storage.
Ok, no prob here either, although saying that doing so can decrease overall capacity of the battery would have made it a better statement.

After using the laptop battery ,please clean up the metal terminals with a soft dry clean cloth.
So, I should take the battery out of my laptop every time I've used the laptop while not plugged in. This is not practical on some laptops and ultrabooks, nor does it seem necessary since I have never seen a corroded laptop battery.

Before storage, you should confirm your is not fully depleted. If empty, charge for about 30 minutes . Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about 40% state-of-charge.
I've seen 50% thrown around, but I'll accept 40%.

The suitable storage temperature for batteries is around 15C
Ok. Haven't heard this, but I suppose it makes sense.

Please notice this: weak batteries charge faster and remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones. Also it only be used for a short time.So do not buy a used battery even if it is very cheap because used battery usually means weak battery.
This is confusing. Should define "weak". What does "remain on 'ready' indicator longer than strong ones" mean? Why would this happen? There are programs like BatteryCare for Windows and Coconut Battery for OS X that you could use to get information on a used battery before purchasing. Its possible with those tools to make an informed decision on whether or not the battery is worth the price. Simply dismissing the possibility of purchasing a used battery is lazy.


2.Charge battery :
Most battery can be fully charged in about 3 hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time.
Are we still talking about laptop lithium batteries? They are intelligently charged based on circuitry in the battery pack to charge without overcharging, leaving in longer will not damage. A majority of battery chargers for NiCD, NiMH, and NiZn sold in the last 5+ years are also smart chargers and would stop charging once they sense a (typically) 0.01V decrease. Basically overcharging isn't a problem today.

When you prepare to charge your battery ,make sure the temperature is around the room temperature.
Makes sense.

Especially need to pay attention is avoid over-charging and over-discharging.
See above.

Do not charged to higher voltages than its threshold voltage ,as it would become unsafe.
As I said above, things are charged on smart chargers now, this isn't going to happen. It seems that starting with your #2 section you are mixing up laptop batteries and regular rechargable batteries like you use in a flashlight.

Prepare a new battery for replacement if your battery get weak over time.
Ok. Or you could just continue to use it, laptop batteries are expensive. If someone needed to get 5+ hours and now they can't, then of course they'll buy a replacement, don't think they need to be told to do so.

Please notice this: It is not very distinct to reduce the charge time by increasing the charge current .
What? Again, possibly talking about other types of batteries than lithium laptop batteries, but even at that I think you used a wrong word or two.


3.Maintain battery :
Rechargeable batteries do not break suddenly but slowly get powerless over time.
All? NiZn batteries have been known to "break" suddenly and not be able to be recharged. Lead Acid batteries in cars often start a car just fine, then the next attempt at starting fails. I also think "lose capacity" is a better choice of words than "get powerless", but I'll let that slide since English doesn't seem to be your naitive language.

Right regular battery maintenance is necessary.
Ok. If we are still generally on laptop batteries, the above mentioned BatteryCare for Windows will help you calibrate your battery. A similar program called Watts will do the same thing on OS X.

Most battery can be fully charged in about 3 hours so do not leave a battery in a charger for a long time.
Same as when I addressed above.

Use soft and dry cloth to clean your battery after using it.
Again, not practical on laptop batteries, and unnecessary.

Store it in a cool and dry place (The suitable temperature is about 15C).
Covered in your first section.

Do not charge your battery before fully discharged .
Incorrect as a general statement. For lithium laptop batteries, which I think is your general focus here, there is nothing wrong with charging your battery if you only drained it down to 80%, or 40% or whatever it is at. If you continually use the AC adapter it is recommended to drain your battery until the computer shuts down once a month, then leave off for 5h and then fully charge before draining the battery again.

Usually a lithium-ion battery should be stored at about 40% state-of-charge, because laptop battery's self discharge can break the battery in the storage .
Ok.

If possible, reduce the times of using the battery.
So I can't use my device? Or are you saying just to leave it plugged in to the AC adapter whenever possible? I'd agree that if you have the opportunity to leave it plugged into the AC adapter that is better on the battery than running the laptop on battery power, but your above posts sounded like you were charging laptop batteries with a specific unregulated device that will overcharge them if left in - this doesn't happen on lithium because of the intelligent circuitry inside the battery that regulates charging.

Please take out the battery from your machine when it is not being used.
Again, I think you are mixing batteries that you are talking about. At least on a reasonable time scale you are not going to need to remove your laptop battery. If you had some alkalines and partially drained them, then left them in your flashlight for months they can corrode...

In the end I hope you can take better care of your batteries. You need them for your daily life.
Me too. Although much of what you said had no explanation, was possibly for different battery types although the only one you mention is lithium. And generally showed a fundamental lack of understanding on how the charging process for lithium batteries works.

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Strategies for conserving battery power
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Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003
Port Path 1,5




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26
Port Path




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not pre... Read more

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Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003
Port Path 1,5




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26
Port Path




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not pre... Read more

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This laptop is advertised to have 9.8 hours of battery life. So far, I've only had a max of 1.5 to 2 hours of battery life. No intensive usage, just emails and typing papers. What can I do about this? 

A:Battery Life

Hello GLONGRYFQ, Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum   You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.  Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04700771Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03325217  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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My Lenovo y40 is only about 6 months old and the battery only last 30 minutes after full charge. It needs to stay on charge all of the time. I have tried installing new energy manager drivers. What do I do?
 
 
 
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A:Y40 - Battery life only last 30 min

In response to customer reports of unexpected battery gauge behavior on Y40-70 and Y40-80 laptops, Lenovo determined the battery gauge software is performing as expected. The unusual gauge results being reported are a reflection of the battery reaching end of life.
 
Lenovo has released a Service TIP to assist customers with obtaining battery replacements under warranty, or if out of warranty, to find a replacement battery from Lenovo-approved vendors. The Service TIP can be found here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/sf16-I0023
 
The part numbers for Y40-70/80 batteries are:
Y40 SP/A L13M4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500248
Y40 LG L13L4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500249 substitute part 121500251
Y40 CP/C L13C4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500259 substitute part 121500251
 
To determine which battery came with your Y40 notebook, instructions for removing the bottom cover can be found in the Hardware Maintenance Manual pdf here. An alternative to opening your system (which does not void warranty) is to search for batteries using the model/product number located on the bottom cover.
 
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Hi,

Since installing Vista the battery life of my laptop has gone down to 1hour where as it used to go for 3 hours. Is there anyway that I can extend this and have the best performace at the same time?

A:Battery Life

Hi wizkid, Vista is more resource demanding, more heat is generated which causing the fan running in full blast often. Also, there always process working on the back ground such as indexing or defrag as such. So, I guess there is not much you can do about it.

Happy new year

Bruce

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Anyone plz gv me some tips for increasing battery life(hp) ?

A:battery life

Turn the computer off? A lot less battery usage then. o.o

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Hi.  I just received a HP 15 Laptop AMD A12 Quad, 12GB RAM, 2TB, computer for Xmas from QVC.   The battery runs down within an hour and I had a Dell that the battery lasted for hours before running down.  I  did do a power saver when a pop up came up for it.   I just need to know if I should keep this computer or take back and get a smaller one?  thank you so much.Renee

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Hello Team!On the product details, it was stated that the average battery life is 7.5 hours but less than one month, my laptop battery bearly last 1 hour. What could be the problem?Thanks for the urgent reply.

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For how long you can use the laptop on one charge?

A:What is the battery life

Hi, No one can answer this question because it depends on how do you use your machine. But roughly from 2hrs to 5hrs, again depending on how do you use your machine. Regards.

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I have my old Windows 95 computer sitting upstairs unplugged. If the battery goes dead, will it be useless or when I put another battery in after it is dead, will it come back to life. Don't want to keep in plugged in if no one is going to use it.
 

A:battery life

hello jdemnyan1116

if the motherboard battery does go dead, when you boot it up you'll probably get a "CMOS Checksum " error....

meaning all the settings in the BIOS setup area are at default including the time/date.......you'll have to rest it

you may want to keep a record of that stuff, or sell it for a couple bucks *-)
You'll probably have to rest it should have read <B>reset</B>
.....typo......
 

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I purchased a HP Envy 15 x360 TouchSmart Laptop and the battery life is horrible.  Another way for HP to make money. I do not recommend this product and want to make sure everyone is aware of the additional cost involved with it's purchase.  I have only had this laptop since 2/13/15 and already the battery will not charge.  You either have the option of buying an extended warranty at the time of purchase (as I recently learned) to cover only the first battery replacement or if you choose not to do that then you must pay to have the battery replaced.  It has to be sent in for this to be done or you have to be a computer tech yourself in order to change out the battery as there is not access to the battery from the back of the laptop.  The entire back has to be taken off to get to it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS LAPTOP FOR THIS REASON.  I love the touch screen and the overall function but the battery issue is not optimal.  I can't believe that for the price I paid I now am forced to spend addtional money in the amount of hundreds of dollars to have it working properly.   

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Hi everyone!

I couldn't find a discussion on battery life in Windows 7, so I decided to create a thread.

I recently installed Windows 7 Build 6956 on my laptop to try it for some time. I'm liking it so far. Using the Balanced power option in 7 I'm getting maybe 20 minutes longer battery life compared to using the Power Saver option in Vista. I'm guessing this is a good improvement since Balanced still allows full performance when needed and Vista cuts performance. I haven't tried Power Saver in 7 yet, but I guess it might give me a little extra time.

Has anyone else timed their battery life?


PS: I also noticed a difference in wake up time from sleep when I open the laptop lid. Windows 7 takes just a second to wake up and Vista takes about 4-5 seconds. Has anyone else noticed this difference?

A:Battery Life

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd


Hi everyone!

I couldn't find a discussion on battery life in Windows 7, so I decided to create a thread.

I recently installed Windows 7 Build 6956 on my laptop to try it for some time. I'm liking it so far. Using the Balanced power option in 7 I'm getting maybe 20 minutes longer battery life compared to using the Power Saver option in Vista. I'm guessing this is a good improvement since Balanced still allows full performance when needed and Vista cuts performance. I haven't tried Power Saver in 7 yet, but I guess it might give me a little extra time.

Has anyone else timed their battery life?

PS: I also noticed a difference in wake up time from sleep when I open the laptop lid. Windows 7 takes just a second to wake up and Vista takes about 4-5 seconds. Has anyone else noticed this difference?


Hey hethoofd,

I havent got around to running 7 on battery yet, but yes I am suitably impressed by Startup, wakeup, from both sleep and hibernate and reboot times.

The power saving that I have seen so far seems also pretty impressive. I am mainly surfing the forums not the best of tests but it does allow me to see how 7 switches down during periods of inactivity.

When I get around to using bat I'll let you know

Pooch

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Where would i get a new battery for a HP G61 Notebook?
"Battery ast Full Charge
The battery stored less than 40% of the Designed Capacity the last time the battery was fully charged.
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760
Last Full Charge : 36%"
I've got the indicator in the corner saying I need a new battery and 5minutes after unplugging it, goes down to about 50% power. (computer bought on December 27th 2009).
My sisters laptop hasn't got this and she has a mirror of my laptop (except compaq) and hers is older.
Any recommendations?

"Battery:Battery Information
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Serial Number
Chemistry LION
Long Term 1
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760"

A:Battery life

I would start here and then google search for laptop batteries for HP
Laptop Batteries for Dell, Acer, HP, Toshiba, IBM

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in a few hours im about to go out of town my ipods broken so i wanna use my pc to listen to all my music whats the best way to not use alot of battery while on the trip

A:how to reserve battery life

Hi there, Well I would recommend the following:

Turn your wireless off!
Switch your power plan to "Power Saver"
take a spare battery just in case
don't plug anything USB into it or it will draw power from the laptop. and don't use it unnecessarily

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I have noticed that the icon indicating remaining battery life on my gateway vista operated lap top is no longer displayed. I thus cannot see how much power I have remaining when operating on battery. This fault appears to have occurred at about the same time as i lost the ability to read the SD cards I insert. Could the errors be related and both require the same fix/remedy. What should I try?
 

A:Icons for battery Life

If it's this easy...right click the start menu button, and select Properties. Go to the notification area tab and make sure that POWER is checked. Otherwise I'm not sure.
 

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To me this seems a fundamental feature that is missing, Battery level indicator. On desktop it is there bottom right where it has always been but in metro it is not on the metro tiles & not even under settings, infact in metro I cannot find the battery states level anywhere??? Since microsoft is moving to metro from desktop it seems silly that the battery level is not pinned onto metro.How do I find the battery level in metro & is there a way to add the battery level onto metro as a time or somewhere else on the metro screen.Thanks

A:Battery Life on Metro

How do I find the battery level in metro & is there a way to add the battery level onto metro as a time or somewhere else on the metro screen



I dont have idea but I agree with you

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I have a dell inspiron 1501 laptop, which is 2 years old. Generally I keep it plugged in while I use it, but I unplug it at night and leave it in sleep mode. For the first year and a bit, it only used a little bit of the battery at night, but now there is almost none left when I turned it on in the morning. I unplugged the laptop today while working, and 15 minutes later it was out of battery. I am on the energy saver mode, and see no reason for why I have such low battery life. Any suggestions on how to improve it?

A:Battery Life Problem!

Batteries wear out. If it won't accept a charge, then that's what's going to happen.
New batteries are expensive so I recommend using the battery only when it's needed.

I take the battery out of the laptop once it's fully charged, and then (when I use it), I use it until it's discharged. Only then do I charge it up again. Most people will say it isn't necessary with newer batteries/charging systems - but I like the way that I did it in the old days and will keep on doing that way.

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