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Should I keep laptop plugged in all the time even when it's fully charged?

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HP spectre x360 (13-ae088ca)
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I recently bought spectre x360 (late 2017 or early 2018 model).

Most of the time, it's been used on my desk at home and now I'm wondering if I should keep laptop plugged in or not when it's fully charged. I googled first and found solutions as charge until 80% and recharge when it's 20%, or always plugged in even if it's 100%.  Can anyone please give me the answer to keep the battery life long and right way?

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@enigma000

 

You can leave the computer plugged in.  Modern batteries do not "over charge".

 

Too, if you leave the computer plugged into the power, it may save repeated "battery charging cycles", which, while these are measured in the thousands, might eventually wear down a battery a little more quickly.

 

About once a month, if you like, run the computer on battery down to the 20% and then plug it back in.  Good practice and not harmful at all.

 

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How to: Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technology

 

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@enigma000

 

You can leave the computer plugged in.  Modern batteries do not "over charge".

 

Too, if you leave the computer plugged into the power, it may save repeated "battery charging cycles", which, while these are measured in the thousands, might eventually wear down a battery a little more quickly.

 

About once a month, if you like, run the computer on battery down to the 20% and then plug it back in.  Good practice and not harmful at all.

 

Information / Tests

 

HP Community thread on the subject

Accepted Solution - Battery won't Charge or Battery won't Hold a Charge

 

Article that explains Smart Battery Technology  

Battery use and care, how batteries perform over time, and expected battery life

How to: Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technology

 

Tips for extending / improving battery service

Microsoft - Battery saving tips

 

 

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