How Do Laptop Batteries Work?
Before we delve into tips to making the most of your battery life, it’s important to know HOW batteries work.
Most laptops use lithium ion batteries, which come with a shelf life measured in ‘total cycles’. Most modern batteries will charge about 500 times (or ‘cycles’) before it is time to replace the battery.
Getting the Battery Serviced or Replaced
Taking Care of Your Laptop Battery
1. Don’t Overcharge Your Laptop
2. Get a Spare Battery
Having a second battery fully charged at all times is arguably the most convenient option for most people. Take a label maker and mark your ‘every day’ and ‘mobile’ batteries, and only use the ‘mobile’ battery while you’re out of the office. The cost of a second battery usually pales in comparison to lost productivity and heart palpitations.