How to boost HP 2230s laptop battery lifespan

How to boost a HP laptop battery’s lifespan

The tricks to maximize your lithium-ion battery’s useful lifespan, i.e., the number of times you can recharge it before it no longer accepts one, are pretty basic. There are three things that will prematurely age a Li-ion HP 2230s battery: Consistently draining it to the automatic shutdown point, heat, and over-charging/over-voltage charging. That last practice is actually dangerous and can lead to fire or even explosions.

The number of recharge cycles you’ll get out of your Li-ion HP 2230s laptop battery drops with how far you drain it on a regular basis. You can get as many as 5,000 cycles if you only discharge it to the 90 percent level each time, and perhaps only a few hundred if you run it down to 10 percent. Don’t go crazy trying to stay tethered all the time. But you might want to break the habit of waiting for the low HP 484784-001 battery warning before plugging in.

Habitually leaving your Li-ion powered device in a hot car or near another heat source can significantly reduce its recoverable capacity (the amount of charge it can absorb). You could easily reduce a four-hour run time to three hours in a couple of months doing this. Touch chargers, which are only about 80 percent as efficient as wires, turn the other 20 your into heat. Stylish and convenient as they might be, using a touch charger could reduce your battery’s lifespan.

hp-484170-001-long-life-laptop-batteryAvoiding heat doesn’t mean that freezing your devices or batteries will make them last forever. As a matter of fact, Li-ion batteries will not accept a charge if the ambient temperature is below freezing. Hybrid and electric cars that use Li-ion batteries keep them warm in cold climates. Basically, your battery is most comfortable at what you probably think of as just a little cooler than comfortable–60 degree Fahrenheit.

As to the over-charging/over-voltage charging issues, you’re pretty much at the mercy of the device, charger, and battery manufacturer. Li-ion laptop computer batteries have charge controllers that mostly prevent bad things such as overcharging and over-discharging from occurring. But mistakes happen, so if you notice an undue amount of heat in either a charger or the mobile device being charged, stop using it until you find out what’s going. Check with the vendor. If it bursts into flames, quickly move it to an area where it can’t catch anything else on fire, if you can do so safely, and get away from it. The byproducts of the combustion can be corrosive and toxic.

When you store a lithium-Ion HP Hstnn-db42 laptop battery, try to store it at 60 degrees with somewhere around a 40 percent charge. The charge will prevent the battery from going to sleep and never waking up. This is why you quite often get a new mobile device that’s already partially, but not fully charged.

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