Laptop battery

  Curio 14:09 17 Jul 2006

Just bought a Laptop. Intend using it mainly connected to the Mains. Is it best to Leave the battery in situ or remove it?

  johndrew 14:12 17 Jul 2006

If it is in situ it will remain charged and give you some protection in the event of power failure.

If you remove it it will probably deteriorate in storage anyway.

  Curio 15:10 17 Jul 2006

My thoughts were - Can the battery become overcharged if connected all the time?

  Jackcoms 15:11 17 Jul 2006

"Can the battery become overcharged if connected all the time?"


  David4637 16:54 17 Jul 2006

It will last longer if you remove the battery from the laptop. Rechargeable cells don't like being charged when they are fully charged, they work better if they are fully discharged then recharged- in other words cycled. David

  Jackcoms 17:00 17 Jul 2006

I'm not sure that I agree with you click here

  Curio 20:36 17 Jul 2006

The bit I read in Jackoms 'click here' indicated David4637 was right. (Scroll down to Para 5). Will go that way and take up cycling (battery that is). Thanks to all.

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