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Battech’s Tips for Laptop Battery Maintenance Part I

Date Added: January 31, 2009 04:42:51 AM
Category: Computer & Internet
Nowadays almost all laptops and notebooks use rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries.
This is because Lithium Ion provides less mess, better performance, and insusceptibility to the so called “memory effect” than Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH).
To improve battery performance further though the following tips are given:
  1. Fully charge new batteries before use: To ensure laptop batteries are in optimum condition for long-term usage it is important to fully charge the battery.
    The first 3 charge cycles of the laptop battery must also be done on fully discharged batteries, and charged to their full capacity.
  2. Calibrate batteries every few months: Most laptop batteries are created with an internal microprocessor which provides an estimate of battery conditions such as number of charges, discharges, full charge capacity and cycle charge count.
    The full charge capacity often becomes a little inaccurate after a few months and calibrating it can often help to restore the battery’s performance.Some laptops provide calibration tools in the BIOS or a Windows application.
  3. Turn down the display brightness: A simple tip but something that people often do not consider is to lower the LCD brightness level on laptops which will consume less energy.
    As well as saving laptop battery power, this will also take strain of eyes and cause less fatigue.
  4. Use the laptop’s power management system: When using Microsoft Windows the “Power Options” power management application can be found in the Control Panel.
    From the Power Options Properties tab select the “Portable/Laptop” power scheme.
  5. Close unused applications: Applications require energy to run and become a burden on the system.
    Closing unused applications will reduce that burden and also decrease energy consumption.
  6. Remove unused PC Cards or USB Devices: Even when these devices are left idle they are using energy, so by removing them consumers will be surprised at how much extended battery time can be gained.
  7. Reduce unnecessary optical drive activity: Avoid activities that require a laptops optical drive to operate constantly, e.g. listening to CDsIf you follow these handy hints then hopefully the battery on your laptop will last for longer.
    If you try these hints though and you still see no improvement you may need to replace your battery. Battech International Limited have a wide range of replacement laptop batteries which are cheap and affordable, they do replacement batteries for high quality brands such as:
  • Acer laptop batteries
  • Advent laptop batteries
  • Apple laptop batteries
  • Asus laptop batteries
  • Compaq laptop batteries
  • Dell laptop batteries
  • Fujitsu laptop batteries
  • HP Compaq laptop batteries
  • IBM laptop batteries
  • Packard Bell laptop batteries
  • Samsung laptop batteries
  • Toshiba laptop batteries
Visit their website for a full list of their replacement laptop battery range.

About Battech International Limited
Battech is a leading manufacturer of high performance primary and rechargeable batteries offering cells to B2B and B2C market sectors.
We sell various types of batteries and chargers including: Lithium Ion, Polymer Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH).

As well as offering replacement laptop batteries, Battech International Limited have a portfolio of advanced rechargeable portable power solutions, incorporating some of the most advanced battery technology on the market today, known as their iPower range.
Headquartered in the UK, our advanced cell technology division is based in Hong Kong and the manufacturing facility is based in Shenzen, China.

For more information on replacement laptop batteries or Battech contact us via:

Website: http://www.battech.co.uk
Telephone: 0871 550 0051
Address:
Battech International Limited
Unit 1 Marlowe Court
Whitchurch Business Park
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 1QR
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