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Don’t Keep Your Laptop Battery Plugged In All The Time!

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If you keep your laptop plugged in all the time, know that you can never overcharge your Laptop’s battery over its capacity. Then why are you always keeping your Laptop plugged in?

You might often take your Laptop outside. And most of the time you have to leave your charger behind. In such a situation you might feel the urge to keep your Laptop plugged in as you work on it until the very second you have to leave your room. It is a wise mechanism if you are trying to avoid a situation where you are not carrying your Laptop’s charger and the battery drains out. Who would want to face such a situation? If you are using Windows 10, you are covered as it dims your Laptop’s screen as soon as the battery hits 20%. In fact, there are many ways you can extend your batteries life without plugging the charger every hour.

But does it justify you keeping your laptop plugged in all the time? Not really! You should never keep your laptop plugged in all the time. It harms your Laptop more than you think it does.

Laptop Battery 101

Most batteries on Laptops are either lithium-ion or lithium-polymer. These batteries will work perfectly if you plug-in and plug-out your charger once every minute. Don’t try it though, because that would be torture on your Laptop. So what happens when your Laptop’s battery life reaches 100%? Well once it reaches 100%, and if you are still plugged in, the power is directly diverted to your Laptop’s power supply. Which means now you are working directly using the power from the charger while you have a completely charged battery just resting. And you are probably right, keeping it plugged in will not have any notable harm.

Overheating Might Bake Your Laptop

So the first thing that happens to your Laptop is, it gets overheated. What is the minimum temperature that your Laptop can withstand? If your CPU/HDD temperature is 40 degrees Celcius, then you can keep it plugged in all the time without worrying about any damage to it. However, if your Laptop is running on a removable battery, you are better off keeping it not plugged in all the time. Recharge your laptop once it drains out completely.

Wrapping Up!

So the blog melts down to this, make sure your Laptop is not getting overheated. Check if the fans are running properly. Still, if you see the battery getting overheated take it to an expert. If you still have any further queries leave a comment below and we will get back to you.

Published by
Akash Kumar Biswas

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