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    Surface rt 8.1


    Is it harmful to run my Surface2 RT 8.1 using ac instead of the battery?
    Thanks shiron

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    Hello Shiron,

    It won't hurt it at all.
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    thanks you


    I was told "somewhere" it was not good for the machine to run it only on ac???
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    I'm not sure why they would tell you that for. It's perfectly fine and safe to do so though. They are designed to run on both AC and/or battery power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiron
    Hi Brink, thanks
    shiron
    You're most welcome.
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  6. #6


    The only thing I have read is that if you constantly leave a any device with a battery (laptop, tablet) plugged in and never remove the plug for any reason, it can shorten the overall life of the battery.

    The battery needs to be uncharged and recharged regularly.
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    That was true for the older nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries, but so much anymore with the newer lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. They are not as affected since Li-ion do not have a charge memory like NiCad.

    Five tips for extending lithium-ion battery life - TechRepublic

    How to get the most from Li-Ion batteries | ZDNet
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