Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How to take care of your laptop's battery

The notebook circuitry is designed in such a way that, once the battery is completely charged, the voltage to the internal battery charger is cut off automatically avoiding the overloading of the battery and the power will directly be supplied to the notebook through Ac adapter. Hence, I would like to share that the battery will not expire after using it for few days.
However, in order to increase the life time of the battery, I am providing you with the Battery care practices to be followed and I recommend you to perform the below steps:
* Store Li-Ion batteries between 20°C and 25°C (68°F and 77°F) with 30% to 50% charge.
* Do not leave batteries exposed to high temperatures for extended periods. Prolonged exposure to heat (for example, inside a hot car) will accelerate the deterioration of Li-Ion cells..
* Remove the battery if the notebook will be stored (turned OFF and not plugged into AC power) for more than 2 weeks.
* Remove the battery from the notebook if the notebook will be plugged into AC power continuously.
* If you normally use ac power, make a practice of using the battery as your power source at least once a week.
* Periodically calibrate the battery based on the usage model. Under normal usage, batteries should be calibrated a minimum of once every 3 months; however, a battery that is rarely discharged fully should be calibrated about once a month.
* For long-term storage, the battery must be charged 20–50% to minimize capacity loss by self-discharge and to avoid deterioration of performance. Storing a fully charged battery can cause higher self-discharge and reduce its discharge capacity—even after recharging—as compared to a battery stored when charged 20–50%.
HP company.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My First Post

Hi friends,
This is my first post in my blog, I have just finished putting the basics on it, hope you like it, and everyone from you is welcomed to visit it anytime,
Im more than pleased to see you around, your advices and your comments really matter to me, don't hesitate to share anything you want in here.

Thx all, and hope you enjoy being here,

Amin :)