Windows 10: Battery Question Solved

  1.    20 May 2017 #1

    Battery Question


    I recall that in the past, it was good for the battery to let it run down a certain amount, then let it charge up again. Is that still the current train of thought? My Toshiba laptop is used mostly plugged in to the mains. I note that it never charges more than 80%. My guess is that protects the battery. So, whaddaya think?
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  2. Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       21 May 2017 #2

    Hi Mr. Ed,

    That would be normal if you are using the Toshiba Eco Charge Mode option and have it set accordingly:

    The TOSHIBA Eco Charge Mode increases the battery life cycles by not charging to full capacity. This mode is recommended for users who most often use the PC with the AC adapter. The battery life per full charge is shorter in this mode. This mode is enabled/disabled through "Battery Manager":
    http://support.toshiba.com/support/v...tentId=4006655

    However, to prevent your battery life from shortening prematurely, your owners manual still recommends the following periodic actions:

    To ensure that the battery maintains its maximum capacity, operate the computer on battery power at least once a month. The Lithium-Ion battery has no memory effect so it is not necessary to let the battery fully discharge each time. However, for better accuracy of the battery meter, it is helpful to fully discharge the battery periodically. Please see “Maintaining your battery” on page 99 for procedures. If the computer is continuously operated on AC power, either through an AC adaptor or a port replicator (if applicable to your system), for an extended period (more than a month), the battery may fail to retain a charge. This may shorten the life of the battery, and may cause the battery meter to be inaccurate.

    You can download your owners manual here for more information:
    http://support.toshiba.com/support/m...ext=1200005650

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck,

    WOT
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  3.    21 May 2017 #3

    Thanks, WOT. You've explained it quite well. I'll follow Toshiba's suggestions, as you've pointed out, and discharge the battery ona monthly basis.

    The battery on these new Toshibas is virtually impossible for the average owner to replace. My original Toshiba had a very accessible battery.
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  4. Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       21 May 2017 #4

    Mr Ed said: View Post
    Thanks, WOT. You've explained it quite well. I'll follow Toshiba's suggestions, as you've pointed out, and discharge the battery on monthly basis.
    You are quite welcome friend.
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  5.    21 May 2017 #5

    Mr Ed said: View Post
    Thanks, WOT. You've explained it quite well. I'll follow Toshiba's suggestions, as you've pointed out, and discharge the battery ona monthly basis.

    The battery on these new Toshibas is virtually impossible for the average owner to replace. My original Toshiba had a very accessible battery.
    Yes, sadly that's true....... getting that way on most laptops now too. I can't even change mine without sending it back to the factory! I love my machine don't get me wrong, but I do look back fondly to some of my older ones. Toshiba's especially.
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