Laptop question on whether to leave attached to mains or use battery

  Ben43 15:36 12 Aug 2014
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I have a laptop and when using 9 times out of ten I can plug it into the mains. Is it better for the battery to let it be connected to the mains or allow the battery to run down and recharge?

  onthelimit1 15:48 12 Aug 2014

With modern batteries, the 'must drain-charge to prevent memory' does not apply like it did with NiCd ones. So, plug in when it suits you.

  Ben43 15:59 12 Aug 2014

Cheers

  Jollyjohn 16:11 12 Aug 2014

Modern Asus laptops have an "intelligent" charger that waits until the battery gets down to about 30% before cutting in and charging.

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