February 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm #161068acmrmmMember
i had my NC10 about 2 weeks ago and i read alot of forums about the battery things. they say that removing the battery and store it in a cool place is one way to prolong its battery life. but im a little bit worry if its recommended or will it affect any circuit or parts of it. please help… thanks……….February 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm #183113adatay92Member
Welcome to the site acmrmm.
There is some useful information here about looking after your battery.
It’s all down to personal opinion though so do what works best for you. In my opinion… don’t think about it and just enjoy using your NC10. By the time the battery wears out buy a new one or more likely buy a new netbook!February 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm #183112RsaeireMember
i had my NC10 about 2 weeks ago and i read alot of forums about the battery things. they say that removing the battery and store it in a cool place is one way to prolong its battery life. but im a little bit worry if its recommended or will it affect any circuit or parts of it. please help… thanks……….
I use my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop without a battery and leave the adaptor plugged in all the time. As I type this, my laptop sits at home connected to the adaptor sitting idle. I’ve done this for over a year, without incident, so I see no issue with it. There are also countless others online who do the same, so feel free to test it out for yourself.February 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm #183123planetseMember
If you use you NC10 or any Netbook/Notebook plugged into the mains for any length of time take out the battery (unless you are of course wishing to recharge it).
All rechargeable batteryâ€™s have a recharge life (known as cycle life) every time you plug a battery into the mains is uses a cycle, no mater if itâ€™s flat, 100% or anything in-between. If you have a mobile phone you will find that the nearer you come to the end of your contract time the phone does not hold the same amount of charge time it did at the start of the contract, simple the battery is getting to the end of itâ€™s cycle life and will hold less charge.
This should not lead you into panic in what to do, if youâ€™re going to be leaving it in one place static or are only go into to be using in a situation that the battery is not needed, take it out.
After my battery is charged in any of my laptops, the battery is out of them unless I need to be portable. I donâ€™t change my laptops as frequent as my mobile phone, so intend to save my pocket the cost of expensive replacements. A little common sense is the order of the day, enjoy but itâ€™s down to you at the end of the day.
Hope that helped a little.February 10, 2009 at 2:09 am #183126stvMember
I see the point in not speeding up the death of your battery, but 2 of the netbook’s 4 feet are on the battery itself. If you remove the battery, the NC10 doesn’t sit evenly on a table…and it doesn’t quite feel/sit right on your (well, at least my) lap either. I’m thinking immediate usability > everything else.February 10, 2009 at 3:36 am #183114mjleelawMember
People seem to be mixing two separate issues with Lithium ion batteries. 1. Cycle life and 2. Capacity
Cycle life is the number of times a battery can be recharged. I think with most modern batteries, the end user really need not worry about this at all. Charge the battery whenever you want.
Capacity is the amount of charge that a battery can hold. Lithium ion batteries permanently lose capacity over time. However, the amount of capacity lost depends on how the battery is kept. Pretty much the worst way to keep a lithium ion battery is at full charge in a hot environment. I’ve seen some test results where doing that will result in a 20 percent permanent loss of capacity after one year. So… don’t leave your battery in if you are using your laptop plugged in since the battery will be kept at full charge and your laptop gets pretty warm.February 10, 2009 at 5:21 am #183115KowMember
whenever I use my nc10 at home I take the battery out so that charge cycles are not wastedFebruary 10, 2009 at 6:50 am #183124asitmcMember
All makes sense and all, but my compaq laptop that was almost always plugged in still holds 1.5 hr chrage. If it’s really that bad, I really shouldn’t have 1.5 hr. When it was fist purchase, it held 2 hr charge or a little more than that.
On another note, nc10 without the battery does not sit on the table too well. It slides back and forth, right to left, etc, etc. Unless you put a rubber sticker on the bottom to make it stick to the desk, it’s not convenient to use. Plus, big hole below samsung logo would be fugly.February 10, 2009 at 10:21 am #183118BlackWhizzMember
Well, im just working with my battery as it is a mobile phone. I just charge my battery when windows says the voltage of the battery is low. I charge it, i remove the adaptor and im working again.
The only question i have is does the battery charge like a macbook (pro). Someone at a lan had a Macbook and the macbook charges till the battery is 100% and than the Macbook works on the battery and when the battery is 90% the macbook charges again.
Does this also work on windows?February 10, 2009 at 1:17 pm #183119AmatsuMember
Personally I’m not worried about the battery at all. I’ll just buy a new one when this one “dies”. And maybe by that time the 9-cell batteries will be cheaper.
In fact, I might just buy a new battery and sell the netbook to buy a new one when that happens.February 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm #183120markhedderMember
Wait so is it a bad idea to buy a second battery? Let’s say I bought a second battery and never used it until my main battery died, how degraded would the spare battery be by then?February 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm #183116AlfiharParticipant
It depends how you store the battery and at what charge level.
At room temperature it could be down to ~96% after a year if you store it at around 40% charge. Remember to check it every so often to make sure it’s still at around 40% charge.February 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm #183121markhedderMember
It depends how you store the battery and at what charge level.
At room temperature it could be down to ~96% after a year if you store it at around 40% charge. Remember to check it every so often to make sure it’s still at around 40% charge.
You mention room temperature, would it last longer in the refrigerator? (Probably a dumb question but worth asking.) Keeping it at 40% seems like such a hassle.February 10, 2009 at 7:21 pm #183117AlfiharParticipant
It should loose it’s capacity slower if it was placed in the fridge, you would want to make sure it stays dry though. A zip-lock bag would be a good thing to use.
The 40% charge shouldn’t be much of a hassle, it only needs to be around that so if you check it every few months it should be fine.February 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm #183125asitmcMember
I came to a conclusion that when it’s time for a battery change, nc10 would be so outdated and anachronistic even though we cherish it so much now. Or it could be before the battery goes bad.
Technology advances just so quickly that we might be forced to throw away the nc10 due to lack of people who might be interested in it. That was a little extreme. We probably could get $150~200 after a few years I guess.
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