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

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

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Should you?

 

No necessarily, but leaving the PC plugged in all the time if it was made in the last 15 years or so, shouldn't be a problem.

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Hi jltt97,

 

I Totally aggree with Paul_Tikkanen that if the PC is plugged in all the time, if it was made in the last 15 years or so, shouldn't be a problem.


However it is advisable if the laptop remains on the charger most of the time, it is recommended for configuring the Custom Battery Charge Capacity option, in BIOS, to minimize the effects of constant charging.

 

For HP Notebook PCs - Improving Battery Performance (Windows)

https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01297640

 

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you do not say which laptop you are asking about. this is important as newer generation laptops with super-thin batteries can be negatively affected by keeping them on charge constantly. As mentioned, HP business laptops over the past 3-4 years with up to date bios have a setting under the bios admin\power to set it  like this (set it to the setting in bold😞

 

Battery Health Manager

     Maximize my battery health

     Let HP manage my battery charging

     *Maximize my battery duration

I work for HP. However, all opinions and comments are my own.
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