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Is it possible to have my laptop battery plugged in and NOT have it charged?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OM2, Nov 2, 2010.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to have my laptop battery plugged in and NOT have it charged?

    I use it as a desktop most of the time - I normally just take out the battery and use mains
    (The idea behind this is that I don't unecessarily charge and recharge the battery - and therefore prolong the life??)

    It would be great if it got to max charge and then dint charge again at all
    OR is this how it works anyway!?

    I have a Dell Core 2 Duo laptop that is about 18 months old

    Any suggestions would be great

    Thanks


    OM
     
  2. Snagglegaster

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    There are a couple of reasons your battery won't charge: bad battery or bad charging circuit on the mother board. If the computer runs off the a/c adapter, then the adapter is OK. Your battery will last longer if it goes through regular discharging and charging cycle.
     
  3. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    oh... so ur saying if i don't use a battery (that often because i use the laptop as a desktop machine), then that's bad for it??
    that doesn't make sense to me
     
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