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I have just bought an acer aspire v5 471G laptop, and i use it for schoolworks and some gaming(low specs games).

A friend told me to remove the battery if i plug it. He said i will have battery damage when it is used while on plug often.

My question is, is it true?

And is it advisable to remove battery while it is plugged?

Thanks in advance

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I wouldn't doubt it. I've had batteries go bad that were hardly ever used. These were left plugged in for long periods ot time.

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Here ya go...these are the battery guidelines and are a pretty good set of rules to follow:



Connected or Disconnected when on AC Power?

Things to consider if:

You are removing the battery while on AC power:
Pros:
• Preserves charge cycles
• Keeps the battery temperature lower thus slowing the aging process
Cons:
• Lose the battery as backup power during power outages and voltage drops
• Unsaved work will be lost and data may be corrupted without backup power
• UPS (uninterruptible power supply) needed to serve as backup power source

You are leaving the battery connected while on AC power:
Pros:
• Battery serves as backup power during power outages and voltage drops
• More convenient for “grab-and-go” use
• Battery doesn’t require sufficient warming time (as it would after being stored in the refrigerator)
Cons:
• Loss of charge cycles
• Battery’s temperature is higher on AC power resulting in accelerated aging

http://forum.notebookreview.com/notebook-dummy-guide-articles/271111-will-keeping-my-laptop-plugged-hurt-battery.html
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Hi, I’ve been using my Toshiba Satellite A300-276 since June/2009 and never took the battery off (until now, with no problem at all), my average time running with battery power is 90 min.

Anyway, please read this guide about this http://batterycare.net/en/guide.html

Btw, I use this software BatteryCare http://batterycare.net/en/download.html is a software created to optimize the usage and performance of the modern laptop´s battery, it monitors the battery's discharge cycles and helps increasing it's autonomy and improving it's lifetime.

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I have just bought an acer aspire v5 471G laptop, and i use it for schoolworks and some gaming(low specs games).

A friend told me to remove the battery if i plug it. He said i will have battery damage when it is used while on plug often.

My question is, is it true?

And is it advisable to remove battery while it is plugged?

Thanks in advance

Well I think your friend is right, I had a battery life of 6 hours and now it's 3min! I think it's mostly because I was always pluging my laptop with never removing the battery =)

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Lithium ion batteries die no matter what. Typical useful lifespan is about three years if not abused, and no matter how well you take care of it, they will dramatically lose their ability to hold a full charge.

The moment they are manufactured they start degrading.

Leaving them plugged in or not has no bearing on them, unless something is wrong with the charger.

Also, leaving a battery in a discharged state is a sure way to reduce it's useful lifespan.

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Lithium ion batteries die no matter what. Typical useful lifespan is about three years if not abused, and no matter how well you take care of it, they will dramatically lose their ability to hold a full charge.

The moment they are manufactured they start degrading.

Leaving them plugged in or not has no bearing on them, unless something is wrong with the charger.

Also, leaving a battery in a discharged state is a sure way to reduce it's useful lifespan.

uhm so what do you think is the best battery? i used li-ion batt

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You don't really have a choice. Just saying, people shouldn't overly stress about this and that with their laptop batteries. They are going to die.

Just don't leave them undercharged for very long, and try to keep them from getting too hot (or cold).

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Yes it will wear down quicker left in whilst running from the mains. Been there myself, found out after I'd worn it out :rolleyes:

Not sure how much quicker as the removed battery will need to be charged, discharged and stored properly to make it last. There is much advice around stating how to do it properly.

Trouble is all opinions probably vary.

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