Don’t you just hate it when you are on your laptop and your battery constantly dies? I have spoken to many people about this and they say the exact same thing and how frustrating it is!
Recently a colleague at work came to me and said “Dom, I think I have an issue with my company laptop, the power dies on me all the time and I leave it overnight to charge almost all the time” Strange one don’t you think? Well unfortunately for her she didn’t realise that she was doing more harm then good by over charging the laptop!
Yes sounds stupid doesn’t it? Many people think that by leaving their laptop constantly plugged in then they’re saving the battery life and this will mean they get more use out of their laptop in the long run! – Spoiler Alert! This isn’t true! The less you use the battery the less effective it will become.
The advice I gave my colleague was NOT to charge the laptop the whole time as it will decrease the battery life in the long run. Once the laptop is fully charged then switch the charger off. Only use your charger when you need to use it.
A laptop nowadays should usually last a minimum of 4 hours and if you look after the battery life correctly then it should last you for about 3 years! – Yes please
Another little story that I must mention is when someone I knew (I wont mention any names) actually managed to blow up their laptop! Let me paint a picture for you….Have you ever been in a situation where you have lost your laptop charger? Sometimes you don’t want to pay out a fortune to get a new one from the manufacturer so you can buy a cheaper one from another source…..which is exactly what this person did…
So with the new laptop charger in hand it was plugged in to the laptop and boom! The laptop exploded! It didn’t burst into flames or anything like that but have a look at the below….
My top advice for anyone would be this;
- Don’t over charge your laptop, only charge it when it needs it.
- Always by the right laptop charger for your laptop.
- Try not to blow up your laptop – although I know sometimes we all would like to.
Hope this helps you with your laptop productivity!