Get The Best Result from Your New Laptop Battery.
If you have recently purchased a replacement laptop battery from Laptop Plus or you are planning to purchase a replacement laptop battery from Laptop Plus, please bear in mind that in order to get the maximum capacity from your new battery, the battery has be cycled at least 3 times.
Furthermore, our batteries are shipped with 30% or less charge in them, so, it is important to Charge/Discharge cycle a new laptop battery. Follow the instruction below to cycle your new laptop battery.
Repeat steps 2 to 5 (this is considered "one cycle") at least 3 times.
How To Maintain Your Laptop Battery.
Most people use their laptop while connected to AC power all the time, as a result the battery does not get used at all. Therefore, its electrons deteriorate and this reduces the battery's life span. It is important to make a habit of using the battery at least once a month, allowing the battery to fully discharge and charge again (give it one cycle).
It is normal for a laptop battery to get warm while charging. But charging a laptop battery while the laptop is operational means that the battery gets hot because the heat generated by the laptop can affect it, and this ultimately affects the longevity of your laptop battery. Therefore, it is recommended, that you change your laptop battery while the laptop is switched off.
How To Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer in An Emergency
Longevity of high-power lithium-ion
Generally speaking, lithium-ion batteries are chemical and chemicals perform differently in different environments. Therefore, in cases where the longevity of a battery is a major concern, then batteries should not be expose to heat, high current rate, high charge voltages, excessive charge rate and extreme load conditions as these will shorten the life of your battery.
Not only it is better to charge a lithium-ion battery at a slower charge rate, but high discharge rates also contribute the extra wear and tear. Figure 3 shows the cycle life as a function of charge and discharge rates. See the laboratory performance if the battery is charged and discharged at 1C. (A 0.5C charge and discharge would further improve this rating.)
Figure 3: Longevity of lithium-ion as a function of charge and discharge rates.
Simple Guidelines To Keep a Battery Healthy
Simple Guidelines To Keep a Laptop Battery Healthy