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Myths and truths about laptop battery care

Myths and truths about laptop battery care

These are some of the myths and truths about caring for laptop batteries. EUROPE SPAIN PATRICK LUX COMPANY

Technology users are usually concerned about taking care of their devices to the maximum, this includes the useful life of the batteries, which is why on the internet there are many tricks to improve and care for the charging systems of electronic devices.

However, some of these “hacks” on the web are not so true and, on the contrary, could damage the battery and even render the equipment unusable.

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What to do when the computer is 100% charged

Most people consider that if a laptop has already reached 100% of its charge, it should be unplugged or else the battery will be damaged. The reality is that modern devices have a system that cuts power transmission if these are already loaded, so nothing will happen if the computer is left connected all day due to forgetfulness. Perhaps the only consequence will be unnecessary power consumption.

However, you should ask the manufacturer if they have this power saving mode because if not, it is recommended to remove the charging cable by 80%.

Let it discharge completely and then charge it to the maximum

This is without a doubt one of the most popular myths among people, and perhaps its origin is due to the time when it was necessary to leave cell phones charging all night for the battery level to reach 100%.

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However, let the laptop battery drop more than 5% pIt could cause a deep state of discharge from which the battery would never recover.

Likewise, it is also not recommended to let the charge reach 100% and although it was previously noted that nothing happens if the computer remains connected, if you have the opportunity, it is best to remove it from the power when the charge is at a level close to 80%.

With the previous recommendations, the useful life of the computer’s battery would be extended, making it work for much longer without having to change it.

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Exposing the device to high temperatures can negatively affect its performance

The worst enemy of a battery is high temperatures, since it could overheat the equipment, triggering a somewhat dangerous situation. In fact, it is for this reason that there are cooling bases for laptops on the market.

However, temperatures that are too cold are also detrimental to laptops.

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In conclusion, it is advisable to keep the equipment in spaces with temperatures ranging from a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius to 35 for maximum temperature.

Always use the original charger

This is one of the most important truths about the use of laptops on this list, generic chargers could have a lower or higher power than that required by the computer, causing damage to the battery and other parts of the device such as the hardware.

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In fact, one of the most important processes in the design and manufacture of a notebook is the development of its charger, which must perfectly match the capabilities of the device.

Charge 100% for the first time a new computer

Although this is true and recommended, it will not negatively affect the laptop battery or its charger, but will help the computer’s operating system perform an accurate calibration of the charging system, thus being able to provide accurate data on the remaining capacity. and battery health.

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However, when you turn on a brand new laptop for the first time, it usually comes from the factory with a percentage of charge, so it is also recommended to use it until it is 20% power and then proceed to plug it in.

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