Increase Laptop Autonomy
The battery is the life blood of your laptop. So when you travel, it
takes the relay to allow you to use your computer without a power
outlet within reach. During the initial charging time, some operations
can be performed to allow your battery to last longer in time.
Once your laptop battery fully charged, then to observe a few rules to
minimize your energy consumption and prolong the battery life of your
laptop when not connected to the mains. Windows XP and Windows Vista
and have functions to manage precisely the power to your laptop and
disable different elements after a certain period of inactivity.
Finally, if your battery is showing signs of weakness, you can replace
it with a new battery or by a more powerful battery that will allow you
to have greater autonomy.
Beware of charge cycles
It is very common to hear of the importance, during the initial
charging time, emptying the battery completely. This should, over time,
it can last longer. Wrong! Made rather careful not to fall below the
beyond of 5% load to avoid damaging the electrical system and batteries
for your battery.
In the early days, it is recommended to impose your battery full charge
cycles. Therefore its level down to 5% and load it up to 100% without
interruption. This benchmarking exercise will allow you to enjoy
optimal performance of the battery. For benchmarking to be effective,
repeat this process every month. In the meantime, you can make small
steps to recharge, even incomplete. Note that a standard battery
supports between 500 and 1000 full charge cycles.
When you use your laptop connected to the outlet (after the battery
charged), it is preferable to remove the battery and store it in a
place away from heat and moisture. It needs to be cautious not to
forget and to recharge before using your mobile outside area.
Avoid demanding applications
Once your laptop battery fully charged, then observe some rules in
order to minimize energy consumption and prolong the battery life of
your laptop when not connected to the mains.
If you want to take the batteries, it is preferable not to run parts of
video games that exploit the 3D capabilities of your graphics card.
Similarly, the use of the drive or the DVD to watch a movie may begin
considerably the autonomy of your PC. It is preferable to encode your
movies to DivX and storing them on the hard disk from which the reading
will be less greedy. In the same way, it is better to listen to MP3 on
your hard drive rather than playing an audio CD.
To optimize the maximum battery life, we also advise you to disable
controllers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, if you are not currently using them.
For this use keyboard shortcuts or buttons provided. When you're on
battery, also prevent the use of external devices SELF as USB keys,
mouse, USB hard disk, etc.
1. Windows XP and Vista allow you to precisely manage power your laptop
and disable different elements after a certain period of inactivity.
Click on the right mouse button on a blank area of the desktop and
select the Custom Properties under Vista or XP.
2. Open the Screen Saver tab.
3. Then click the