Care Tips Laptop Batteries
Almost all notebooks today use rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries. Lithium Ion provides many benefits compared to Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries before (NiMH) or Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) in the era. Including a lighter weight, better performance, and immune-called "memory effect".
Apart from these benefits, you can also maximize your battery life by following these tips:
A new battery must be filled to the brim before digunakan.Agar your battery longevity or can be used in a long time, please charge the battery fully before you use it. It is important to remember also, for the first 3 charge cycles, always charge the battery fully before use and fully empty before recharging again.
Calibrate the battery for a few months.
Almost all notebook batteries are created with an internal microprocessor, which provides an estimate of battery conditions such as how many times filled and not filled, the full charge capacity and the number of times the charging cycle. Full charge capacity will become a little inaccurate after a few months and the calibration can help restore the battery performance.
Some notebooks provide measurement tools in the BIOS or Windows applications. If your notebook provides one of two choices, you can follow the three steps for measurement:
Connect the power to the center of your notebook adapter fully charging your battery.
When the battery is full, disconnect the adapter and use the notebook on battery power alone. Non-aktifkan/disable all options for the battery warning diPower Options properties such as Shut Down, Stand-by on Hibernation. Well, when the battery is only 3%, close all applications and let the notebook turns itself off.
Connect the power center to the adapter you again and refill your battery back to full. Your battery has been drained for calibration.
Use the battery in decent condition
In general, a battery that can work optimally at room temperature 68 ° F (20 ° C) but at room temperature between 32 ° to 95 ° F (0-35 ° C) will also make the battery can work well too. If you use the notebook on battery power at room temperature is too hot or cold, can lower the quality. It also gives a negative effect for the lifespan of your battery.
Save Your Battery is in good condition when not in use
If you do not plan to use the notebook for a month or more, we recommend the battery be stored separately in a clean, dry and cool. Please also ensure that the battery has about 70% charge left. During storage the battery will perform a slow self-discharge, so we do not recommend saving it for a very long time (3 months or more), because it can affect the quality of the battery itself.
More on the battery capacity or battery backup
Some notebook when you buy it also offers higher capacity options are usually offered at a separate price. You can take advantage of the offer for those times you're not in depat power supply.
Replacing the Battery
A battery that has been well cared for and properly should be able to work optimally up to 300 times a full charge and discharge cycles. You can buy a replacement battery when your original battery no longer works properly. Its characteristics are not long-lasting battery power despite having performed the calibration.
Please do not dispose of your old notebook batteries in the trash because it can pollute the environment. Batteries must be recycled or collected for safe disposal through your local or commercial city.
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