Windows 10: Here's how to make rechargeable batteries last for years


  1. Posts : 22,118
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       20 Aug 2016 #1

    Here's how to make rechargeable batteries last for years


    Whether it's a rechargeable battery inside a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, here are a set of tips to help you get the most from it.

    Introduction

    There's a lot of voodoo written about how to take care of the rechargeable batteries inside smartphones, tablets or notebooks. While a bit of care can make all the difference, you don't need to treat the battery like a sick pet. It's been designed and built to do a job, so most of the time you can just let it get on with that job.

    But with a little bit of care, a rechargeable battery can last years. How much of a difference can taking care of the battery actually make? In my experience, the answer is "a lot."

    I have both a second-generation iPod nano that I bought around December 2006, and a first-generation iPod touch I picked up in 2008 that still have the original battery installed, and they both work. Eventually, the batteries will wear out, but I won't be complaining that I didn't get my money's worth out of the battery!

    So, how do you get the most out of Li-Ion rechargeable batteries?


    Read more: Here's how to make rechargeable batteries last for years | ZDNet


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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home
       20 Aug 2016 #2

    He must have re-published this article, as I'm certain that I read it earlier this year.
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  3.    20 Aug 2016 #3

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    He must have re-published this article, as I'm certain that I read it earlier this year.
    He did,

    How to get years of service from your rechargeable batteries - Windows 10 Forums

    That was from April.
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  4. Posts : 22,118
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
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       21 Aug 2016 #4

    I thought that looked familiar. I guess it was updated.
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    Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, Knoppix [Debian] linux
       22 Aug 2016 #5

    Long-term storage is best done as close to room temperature as possible. So avoid really cold rooms or keeping the device next to a radiator.
    IIRC the common wisdom (and perhaps the official advice from sources like Battery University) is to store in the refrigerator (NOT FREEZER). The time-limiting factor in the lifespan of LiIon batteries is oxidation of the anode, which raises the internal resistance to the point where current cannot get out, making the battery look dead ot the outside world. This oxidation process, being a chemical reaction, happens more slowly at lower temperatures.
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  6.    22 Aug 2016 #6

    Does not look like the article is offering any useful advice for modern phones or tablets which nowadays typically come with irreplaceable battery. Use the original charger, don't overcharge, etc. - it's just common sense, nothing there to really "make the battery last forever".
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