laptop battery management in desktop mode

  realist 18:12 18 Aug 2005

If a laptop/notebook pc is used in desktop mode (ie mostly connected via mains charger/adaptor and rarely used as a mobile pc) is it still necessary to go through the rigmarole of completely discharging/recharging the battery every month?

I have looked at all the documentation but this specific query is not answered there.


  geewis357 18:26 18 Aug 2005

I also have a laptop and I have been told when used lake you say it is best to remove the battery all together thus preserving the battery. Hope this helps

  Completealias 18:26 18 Aug 2005

Having just looked into this the general tips tend to be:

If you use your laptop plugged in most of the time then remove the battery.

Store the battery in a 2/3 full state of charge and you should still use the battery once a month or so and then recharge to keep it in the best condition.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:37 18 Aug 2005

Laptop Batteries
click here
click here

  realist 18:57 18 Aug 2005

Thanks all for replies.
I'd already read those "help notes" fruitbat but they don't answer this specific question.
Must be someone else with a laptop plugged in all day like mine ( well actually it's my grandson's!).
I'd rather not take the battery out if can safely be avoided.

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