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Leaving a notebook while it is charging for a long time

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    paulsalter, well sometimes (maybe everytime) when I play a game I always forgotten to unplug the charger and it always fully charge to 100%. I think that was really bad.
    All depends how often you unplug mains and run it on battery

    If it's left for only a few days on 100% with charger in that's fine
    If it's left for months with charger in and 100% then it's bad (this is where you should use optimize battery option)

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  2. #12


    Pelaihari
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    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    AV most likely. You can also download those windows updates from MS site and try installing them off line.
    Yeah I think manually downloading and installing from Microsoft site is the only option which work for me.
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  3. #13


    Pelaihari
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    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    All depends how often you unplug mains and run it on battery

    If it's left for only a few days on 100% with charger in that's fine
    If it's left for months with charger in and 100% then it's bad (this is where you should use optimize battery option)
    wow for months? I will never do that, I think it sound really bad hehe..
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    All depends how often you unplug mains and run it on battery

    If it's left for only a few days on 100% with charger in that's fine
    If it's left for months with charger in and 100% then it's bad (this is where you should use optimize battery option)
    wow for months? I will never do that, I think it sound really bad hehe..
    Well, a lot of people use laptops (specially larger ones) instead of a desktop PC. My girlfriend never even put battery in hers, for at least 2 years. I was trying to get her a micro PC and connect it to large TV set but she "doesn't like wires, difficult to clean around them".
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Well, a lot of people use laptops (specially larger ones) instead of a desktop PC. My girlfriend never even put battery in hers, for at least 2 years. I was trying to get her a micro PC and connect it to large TV set but she "doesn't like wires, difficult to clean around them".
    I use mine instead of a desktop, just prefer laptops (about 75% at home the rest portable)

    If I use it as a portable I set it to fully charge battery to 100% when plugged in
    If it's going to be used only at home for more than a few days I set the battery optimization option
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  6. #16


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    All depends how often you unplug mains and run it on battery

    If it's left for only a few days on 100% with charger in that's fine
    If it's left for months with charger in and 100% then it's bad (this is where you should use optimize battery option)
    wow for months? I will never do that, I think it sound really bad hehe..
    I always leave mine on charge. All the time apart from the rare case I'm travelling - sometimes once or twice a month, sometimes not for 6 months or more. After 3 1/2 years I still have 91% design capacity.

    I see no problem leaving it plugged in all the time except (now I think of it) it may waste electricity warming up the power supply brick.
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  7. #17


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Well, a lot of people use laptops (specially larger ones) instead of a desktop PC. My girlfriend never even put battery in hers, for at least 2 years. I was trying to get her a micro PC and connect it to large TV set but she "doesn't like wires, difficult to clean around them".
    Wow, for at least 2 years without battery? I am wondering what happen if running a laptop without battery in a place with frequently power cuts that made the laptop sudden shutdown? It's been 3x my laptop lost on power when running without battery, and I think it made the laptop taking longer on boot and startup. I read somewhere (as I remember) that it will potentially break some component inside if the laptop frequently lost on power. Is that right?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I use mine instead of a desktop, just prefer laptops (about 75% at home the rest portable)

    If I use it as a portable I set it to fully charge battery to 100% when plugged in
    If it's going to be used only at home for more than a few days I set the battery optimization option
    Well, I think that a good idea..
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Well, a lot of people use laptops (specially larger ones) instead of a desktop PC. My girlfriend never even put battery in hers, for at least 2 years. I was trying to get her a micro PC and connect it to large TV set but she "doesn't like wires, difficult to clean around them".
    Wow, for at least 2 years without battery? I am wondering what happen if running a laptop without battery in a place with frequently power cuts that made the laptop sudden shutdown? It's been 3x my laptop lost on power when running without battery, and I think it made the laptop taking longer on boot and startup. I read somewhere (as I remember) that it will potentially break some component inside if the laptop frequently lost on power. Is that right?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I use mine instead of a desktop, just prefer laptops (about 75% at home the rest portable)

    If I use it as a portable I set it to fully charge battery to 100% when plugged in
    If it's going to be used only at home for more than a few days I set the battery optimization option
    Well, I think that a good idea..

    Nothing different than when same happens with desktops, eventually gets some file disruptions, that's all.
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  9. #19


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    Modern PC's have batteries that shouldn't be effected by continuous charge -- the reason you are usually requested to remove when 100% charged is purely for safety -- like everything else it's always better where feasible to disconnect anything from the mains supply if it's not being used -- and in these days of high energy prices it makes sense.

    Laptop batteries have a certain shelf life like other batteries -- they will deteriorate with time anyway. Leaving a laptop connected to the mains even when not in use shouldn't make any significant difference to the battery (only to your power bill).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


    Yes, modern Li.Ion batteries are pretty resilient comparing to older NiCd but still have both, shelf life and number of recharges limit. Charge "memory" is largely alleviated and have longer life altogether but are still expensive. I used to change individual cells in older NiCads battery packs and so managed to lower the price of replacement. This new ones are different.
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