Extending Laptop Battery Lifespan

One concern that only affects laptop or mini laptop users is the battery life of the device. You might not notice it if your laptop is new but after a couple of months your battery life will shorten. You will soon find out that what used to be 5 hours of usage time is now down to 4 to 3 hours. This is actually a normal occurrence for laptop batteries. They have a finite lifespan which only lasts at 2-4 years or 400-1000 charges depending on its type.
In order for you to maximize the battery lifespan of your laptop 2011 you can take certain steps to ensure that it is being used to its full potential. Here are some tips to extend the lifespan of your battery.

Avoid Full Discharges
Never let your laptop battery get fully drained. Since modern laptops now use Li-Ion type batteries there is no longer a memory effect which was present for older battery types. When you fully drain your battery you shorten its expected lifespan by giving it unnecessary stress. You can however completely discharge your battery at least once a month.

Avoid Heat
One enemy of electronic devices is heat, that’s why we usually have accessories to help cool down your device. Your battery also does not perform well when subjected to high temperature and will shorten its lifespan. Make sure that your battery isn’t exposed to direct sunlight.

Remove Batteries if Adapter is Plugged
If you are going to use your laptop like a desktop then it is a good idea to remove your battery and let the power adapter do its job. Laptops are primarily designed as a mobile device and not really suited for use like a desktop. If you have your laptop plugged in 24/7 with the batteries on it then it will reduce the battery lifespan since it will constantly recharge it and we all know that a battery has a finite amount of charge cycles.

Batteries have a short lifespan but there are steps we can take to make sure that we get the most performance out of them. By following the tips provided you can be assured that your battery will have an extended lifespan.