Batteries are a part of all our daily lives. They’re used in mobile phones and laptop computers. They can be found in cars, watches, and remote controls. We use them in every single day. And yet, they’re not perfect. Nobody really wants to purchase a new battery every year. And that’s why a lot of people are changing their laptop batteries for under $100 each. In this blog, we’ll look at the main reasons why laptop batteries are bad, and whether you should change them or not.
If you are like most people with laptops you know that they are only as portable as the nearest outlet. The companies advertise like their laptop batteries make these machines so that they can go anywhere with you and there will be no problem but there is a problem. You only have a couple hours max of normal word processing type use and then you are toast unless you either have a backup battery or you can plug in somewhere and recharge. The other problem is that lots of places that you go and that you would love to use a laptop at aren’t able to supply outlets to everyone and so you are up a creek as they say.
Laptop batteries are not as reliable as they used to be. In the past, they were designed to last a few hours at most. Today, they are designed to last a few hours. It’s not that they aren’t made well. It’s just due to the technology. The laptop batteries are not able to keep up with the improvements that are being made in technology. All laptop batteries are not created equal and this is the blog post to prove it.
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Laptop batteries are so bad because of the power management software, which is designed to prevent the laptop from accidentally powering on, but in turn causes the computer to not go into sleep mode. We can blame the power management software for the poor battery life, but it could also be because of the poor design of the laptop itself. The laptop is designed to be opened and closed by a user. This causes the laptop to not be able to save power because of heat and air flow, which is why the laptop will continue to run until it is shut down. The battery is one of the most important parts of a laptop, as it is responsible for keeping the laptop running during the day. When there is a laptop, it is easy to forget to shut it down. We can blame the power management software for the poor battery life, but it could also be because of the poor design of the laptop itself.
What are Laptop batteries made of ?
Well we will start with what most batteries are made of and that is Lithium Ion cells (older laptop batteries were made of nickel cadmium). These batteries have several advantages including no memory and no scheduled cycling (That does not mean however that it is a good idea to repeatedly run your battery dead). These batteries are therefore low maintenance. However because their cell oxidation can not be reversed through cycling there is a definite and short lifespan for these batteries. This turns out to be around two to three years and is not necessarily lengthened by not using as oxidation goes on in the form of self discharge even when stored.
Laptop battery life
Now it is recommended that one stores the battery at about 40% capacity and in a cool place. The 40% capacity gives it the ability to self discharge slowly without going all the way dead (which is bad for these laptop batteries, if you recall). These batteries will oxidize more slowly in cooler temperatures which prolongs the life. These power cells are not meant for long term storage as already mentioned because the self discharge will drain it sometimes to the point of no return.
The reason why these new laptop batteries are so much more expensive than they used to be is because they require an internal circuit that prevents it from overcharging. Overcharging can cause the battery to heat up and actually burst into flames.
Is it bad for a laptop to run out of battery?
Running out of battery on a laptop is not necessarily indicative of an issue. A laptop battery will run out of battery when the laptop is not in use. However, this doesn’t mean that the battery is completely dead. Most laptop batteries have a battery charge indicator. When the battery charge indicator goes below 10%, the battery is dead and there is no way to get power to the computer. This can happen even when the laptop is plugged in. If you suspect that your battery is dead, the easiest solution is to buy a new battery.
What happens when laptop battery runs out?
When the battery of a laptop runs out, it is necessary to plug it into a power outlet. If the laptop cannot be plugged into a power outlet, it is necessary to find an alternative way to charge the battery. However, if the battery is not being charged, it is possible that the battery is defective and needs to be replaced. If the battery is defective, it will not be able to hold a charge and the laptop’s battery will drain quickly.
Why do laptop batteries degrade so fast?
Laptop batteries degrade so fast because they are exposed to a lot of heat and they don’t last as long as they should. In order to prevent that from happening, you will have to follow a few steps to make sure that your battery is as healthy as can be.
First, you will want to make sure that you are using the charger that came with your laptop. If you are using a different charger, you could be doing more harm than good. Sometimes, bad chargers can cause a battery to swell and eventually burst. If you are using a laptop, make sure that you are using the charger that came with it.
Next, you will want to turn off your laptop when you aren’t using it. This will help to reduce the heat it’s exposed to and extend the battery’s life. Finally, make sure that you are keeping your battery out of the laptop when charging. This will reduce the amount of heat that it’s exposed to.
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The average battery life for a laptop ranges from 4 to 8 hours.
Below down are listed some common reasons about how new laptop battery draining so fast :
- Your laptop battery might be draining fast because it is not being charged properly.
- Your battery might be defective.
- Your battery might not be compatible with your laptop.
No. You should not drain your laptop battery unless you are certain that your laptop computer actually needs to be recharged.