How to Charge Laptop battery 100% every time

Canon / Mx860
May 19, 2010 at 15:54:12
Specs: Win7 64bit, t4400/4gig
I have been telling family/friends that have purchased new laptops to fully charge the battery and then discharge the battery power completely. Do this 3 times and the battery will 'remember' to charge to 100% every time. Then do this again, depending upon usage, about every other month just to keep the battery performing like it should. Run the laptop with the AC adapter power only without the battery installed and then vice versa (battery power only). I have recently read come articles stating that you should leave the battery installed when the laptop is plugged because batteries like to stay 'topped off'. What is the truth concerning this matter? Any and all replies and opinions are greatly respected and appreciated.

Loretta


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#1
May 19, 2010 at 16:31:39
Not all batteries have that memory problem. The best thing to do is check the laptop's manual.

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#2
May 19, 2010 at 17:50:35
Thanks for the reply. Does this mean that all Li-Ion batteries are not the same? Okay, from now on I will refer to the laptop manual for battery tips.

Loretta


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#3
May 19, 2010 at 18:48:59
In order to give best performance manufacturers suggest to use first 3 charges to 100% and fully discharge till battery has completely drained .


Remove the battery if the notebook will be plugged into AC power continuously

If your not using your laptop for few days remove the battery and keep.

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Atith


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#4
May 19, 2010 at 19:16:40
Thanks for the reply. It sounds like I wasn't doing it totally wrong. Guess I read the manual first and then if there are no clear cut instructions, I will stick with what I know. Thanks again.

Loretta


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#5
May 20, 2010 at 16:46:54
I'm no expert, but from what I have read, lithium Ion batteries do not suffer from the 'memory' effect.

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#6
May 20, 2010 at 17:32:02
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That's quite correct.


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#7
May 20, 2010 at 20:21:14
Thanks for the reply. So sticking with the manual seems the
way to go in the future?

Loretta


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#8
May 21, 2010 at 09:26:13
Yep, seems like the best policy as there is a wide range of battery types.


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