3 Charging Mistakes That Are Killing Your Laptop & Mobile Battery
Almost all of the gadgets and devices – right from your phone, laptop to shavers and watches are powered by Lithium-ion batteries. However, many of us aren’t aware about how to take good care of the batteries, especially in today’s scenario where longevity of battery decides the lifespan of the device.
So, here is something you must read that will guide you about how to take better care of the batteries in your device and to extend the lifespan of the device:
Why Lithium-ion battery?
A lithium-ion battery uses lithium ions as a key component of its electrochemistry. These batteries are built using advanced technology and all your devices ranging from smartphones to Tesla…show more content… You might be surprised to know that each battery has a limited number of charge cycles (between 500 and 1,500) that denotes the lifespan of the battery. Waiting for your device's battery to completely die before charging does no good to the lifespan of the battery.
One of the ways to extend the longevity of the battery is to charge them whenever you feel the battery capacity is low.
To explain more precisely, "You know now that one charge cycle is completed when you use total 100% of your battery's capacity.... but not necessarily all from one charge. For instance, you may have used 75% of your battery's capacity in a day. You recharge it fully overnight. In case you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100%, and the two days will add up to one charge cycle. Thus, it could take several days to complete a cycle."
Mistake No: 3- Improper Storage of Devices
Many people feel that it is right to store your laptop's battery by completely exhausting it or by keeping the battery full. However, it is totally incorrect. Rather, it is always advised to store the battery half- charged. A fully discharged battery could fall into a deep discharge state thus making it incapable of holding a charge. Further, a fully charged battery may lose some capacity, leading to shorter battery