Maximize the life of your battery

Nothing is more frustrating than using your dell laptop outside the home or the office only to find out that your battery is fast draining because you have actually overused or misused it. What if you have a presentation to do or an emergency email you have to send out and the battery of your dell laptop just died down? What are you going to do? Remember, not always will there be an dell store around the corner where you can get a replacement battery.

Learn how to maximize the battery life of you dell laptop so that you won’t have to worry about it again, especially when you are somewhere without an electric socket! Below are some tips you should keep in mind when working with your dell laptop to prolong its pavilion zv5000 battery life.

There are actions you can take to make your battery last longer during each charge cycle and live longer over many cycles. HP always recommends following the instructions for charging and storage that came with the battery or notebook. On this page we offer additional suggestions to help you get the most from your portable power supply.

most important aspect to maximizing battery life is something that I wouldn’t have thought of: matching the battery to its charger. in other words: “Make sure your battery and charger match and you have a quality charger. About the only way you can maximize the probability of this happening is to buy both from the computer manufacturer for the exact computer model.”
Apparently even small differences in output voltage of the charger can have dramatic impact on the lifespan of your np-ft1 battery, by either under, or over-charging. “If you get a low-cost charger and it is off by as little as 10 mV (millivolts, 1/1000 of a volt), you will also get less than optimum performance.” An example Jerry shared is that a 4.1V cell charged at 4.050 V might be good for 4,000 charge cycles. Increasing the charge voltage to 4.250, a difference of less than 1/4 of a volt, can reduce this down to less than 100 cycles.I had no idea that batteries were that sensitive.

I’m also glad that I’ve purchased my batteries, extra batteries, and chargers from the same professional That, further, minimizes any manufacturing differences that may occur over time.

The number two factor in battery life? Temperature.
The fact is that laptops just aren’t designed for … well, for laps. If you look at the bottom of your laptop you’ll see it probably has feet (or more likely, bumps or rubber pads) that lift it off of any flat surface you might put it on. That creates very important space for ventilation. If you block that space, with say your lap, it’s likely that you’ll be causing the laptop to run hotter than it should. If you do this regularly, you’ll likely shorten the lifespan of the laptop’s batteries.

Temperature cycling
allowing the laptop to become very cold and then warm, repeatedly – say by leaving it in your car overnight in cold weather regularly can also adversely impact the battery’s life.
A concern that I’ve had for a long time is whether or not leaving a laptop plugged in for extended periods of time would harm the battery. Today’s designs pretty much expect that type of usage, so it’s not the issue I was afraid it might be. Good thing, too

Finally: “All this assumes a well designed Dell inspiron 1420 ac adapter power supply (including charger and battery). Unfortunately, not all designs are perfect and the layman has almost no way to judge the quality of the design. You pretty much have to trust the manufacturer and his reputation.”

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