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New laptop battery

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Newguy007, Nov 20, 2018.

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  1. Newguy007

    Newguy007 Thread Starter

    Nov 20, 2018
    Hello I just bought a new laptop (hp)

    What is the best way to charge the battery for first time use ?

    Thank you!
  2. Fireflycph


    Apr 1, 2016
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    Without trying to sound like a smart-ass. The answer would be to plug it in and let it charge completely before starting to use it.

    Other's recommend a total discharge before charging a new battery. I disagree there. But, of course, it's only my opinion and valid for laptop batteries. Only because you'll have to turn it on to discharge it first.
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    What does HP say?

    We own two Acer netbooks. Acer gave instructions to charge the battery fully before use, disconnect from power outlet and run the netbook solely on the battery until you get the warning that it will shut down because the battery is getting low. (I ran a movie or two so I could use it continuously).
    When that happens, shut down the laptop, allow it to charge fully and again run it off the battery until the warning comes up.
    Repeat the same procedure one final time.
    In other words, run using only the battery for 3 times.

    I followed the instructions and the one netbook had good battery life from August 2011 until December 2016. We purchased a new battery in March 2017.

    The other Acer purchased in August 2013 still runs over 3 hours on battery. So at least 5 years of good battery use by following Acer's instructions.
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