How to Break in a New Laptop Battery
- Unbox your new laptop and plug it in. While it is plugged in, try to avoid using it so that it can get the best and fullest charge possible.
- Remove your laptop from the AC power adapter.
- Place your computer back on the charger.
- Drain the battery completely.
- Repeat this process one more time.
How do you break in a new battery?
You don’t need to “break-in” a typical cell phone (lithium-ion) battery.
You may need to recalibrate the device for the new battery, especially if you got a 3rd-party replacement:
- Allow the phone to drain completely to the point where the device no longer powers on.
- Plug the device in and allow it to charge completely.
Should you charge a new laptop for 8 hours?
There is a public belief that, every new battery must held to charge for at least eight hours before the first use. The 8-hour charging trick was appropriate for older model (NiCd and NiMH) batteries. But Li-ion batteries (which we use in laptops and smartphones) DON’T need this 8 hour long initial charging.
How long should you let a new laptop battery charge?
After purchasing a new laptop computer or battery for your laptop, we recommend the battery be charged for no less than 24-hours. A 24-hour charge makes sure the battery is fully charged and helps with the battery’s life expectancy. Once it is fully charged, you should not discharge it fully, if possible.
Should you drain a new laptop battery?
Lithium-ion batteries on the other hand will hold their charge for months with only a very slight drop in charge level. Bottom line: If your laptop uses an older type of battery it’s best to let it discharge completely before recharging it. But if it uses a lithium-ion battery it’s best not to.
Can I use my laptop while charging a new battery for the first time?
You can use the laptop as it is plugged in and let the battery charged while using it. Thus, an AC adaptor or battery will supply plenty of currents while operating the laptop and charging the battery. But it’s better to 100% charge the battery before using it if you have time to charge.
Is it OK to charge a laptop while it is off?
Leave your laptop plugged into the wall socket whenever possible. There’s no need to fully drain your laptop’s lithium-ion battery every time you use it. The battery continues to charge even when the laptop is turned off. It doesn’t take longer to recharge the battery if you use the laptop while recharging.
How long should I charge my new HP laptop for the first time?
Your first charge is always your most important charge. When you buy a new laptop, you’ll want to charge your battery for 24 hours to make sure that it gets a full charge on its first go. Giving your battery a complete charge during its first charge will prolong its life.
How do I start my new laptop?
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