[Nottingham] Laptop battery lifecycle

Martin Waryniak nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat May 17 14:56:01 2003

Hi all,

just a quick question on laptop batteries.
When you turn off your Laptop, is it best to leave it plugged in into 
the socket or should you completely unplug the laptop from the socket 
and let it stay on battery power?
I am just wondering because I used to always leave my notebook connected 
to the power socket when i wasn't using it but recently i stopped doing 
that. I have a feeling that my battery lifetime has decreased but i am 
not sure because I hardly ever use the notebook on battery only.

Thanks a lot for your opinions,

Martin Waryniak
School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham