using laptop battery?

  dfghjkl 00:29 12 Jun 2008

hi,i have just bought a new laptop,only a cheapo,but i want to make the battery last a while
is it best to have it plugged in all the time or best to use the battery till it is flat then re charge(like you would a mobile phone) any body help?thanks,peter

  mrwoowoo 01:41 12 Jun 2008

Leaving a battery in a laptop while using an electrical outlet for long periods of time will keep the battery in a constant state of charging up and that will reduce the life cycle of the battery.
If you do not use your laptop for extended periods of time (a week or more), remove the battery pack from the laptop.
Also fully charge new battery packs before use. New pack needs to be fully charged and discharged (cycled) a few times before it can run at full capacity.
If you use it almost permenantly plugged in,leave the battery out.

  dfghjkl 19:43 12 Jun 2008

ok thanks

  chub_tor 19:56 12 Jun 2008

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  dfghjkl 00:42 14 Jun 2008

thanks that has answered my questions.

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