Laptops / notebooks have become increasingly common. The components are lighter and faster processor. However, on the laptop, the battery became one of the components is very important given that so superior feature is the ability to "mobile computing". So this time we will discuss how to improve laptop battery life
Operating system-based GUI (Graphic User Interface) clearly requires excessive resources. Moreover, with the advent of OS-new OS intensified sell the graphics they create resource becomes increasingly explored completely. A maximum of a battery that is normal, when used appropriately is varied depending on the size of the battery capacity, but generally between 2-4 hours.
But for those who are frequently using the laptop for everyday work, especially work that must be outside all the time of course, require a long battery life. Moreover if during the trip or activity can not find a power outlet to extend breath.
Here are 10 ways to improve your battery life:
1. Disconnect all external devices
The USB device is a source of wasted energy primary battery. Disconnect all external devices such as a mouse, PC cards, Wi-Fi, external speakers, Bluetooth and your ipod / MP4.
2. Empty the CD / DVD Drives
Although it is not being used / accessed, do not let the CD / DVD in the drive, which spins the CD at the beginning of the laptop is turned on will drain your battery.
3. Lower Lighting
The LCD screen is also a source of waste. Lower exposure to acceptable levels can be tolerated by using the function key (Fn) on your laptop or using the Display Settings from the Control Panel.
4. Turn off Sound
Avoid the use of multimedia (video / song) when it is not absolutely necessary, it would be better if the speakers on mute.
5. Turn off Screensaver
To maximize battery slightly, just turn off the screensaver.
6. Power Management
XP and Vista have the resource management functions that are within the Control Panel-Power Options. This function will turn off components such as monitors and / or hard drive after a certain interval. Of course, depending on the "Power Scheme", for example: "Max Battery" on the Power Scheme you can choose for maximum battery optimization.
Did you know, in standby mode or Sleep, the computer will shut down the hard drive and monitor, but the memory remains active while the CPU will be slowed. This active memory will gradually drain your battery. In Hibernate mode, the computer will store the last condition (before hibernate) and turn off all the components to conserve energy. To go into hibernate mode is the same as when you shut down, choose the bottom (if you dropdown menu mode) or press the "shift" so that hibernate menu will appear when you are in the mode menu icon.
8. Temperature is a killer (Overhead)
Avoid letting the laptop exposed to the hot sun, also avoid leaving it in a closed car, in addition to the hot air on the battery negative lead.
The process of charging less true will cause rapid battery problem. In ancient laptops that still use Ni-MH batteries have a much bigger problem than a modern laptop that uses a Li-Ion battery. In Ni-MH charging process repeated when the battery is not empty properly will make its resistance decreases dramatically. Used until better batteries completely discharged then in charge. In the present constraints of the laptop can be solved by using Li-Ion batteries, batteries instead advised not to be empty.
10. Use the right adapter
Make sure the adapter you are using is the original, or if not, make sure to have the right specs. Errors in the generated voltage and power adapter can cause overload and lead to damage to the laptop and battery.