December 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm #159842SalsaMember
Hi everyone, i was just wondering for me as if i (for now) only use my Sammy at home:
Is it better to just use it with the poweradapter (and leave the battery out of the NC10 and use it only when travelling needs?) or is it no harm to just leave the poweradaptor connected, even with the battery in the netbook?
Thanks in advance and regards,
EdwinDecember 5, 2008 at 5:56 pm #173958hefMember
if you aren’t going to use the batter for a long period and have no need for it it is recommended that you charge it to 40% capacity (or decharge it to 40%, whatevs) then disconnect it and store it in a cool dry place.
if you really want to get intense with it, you can seal it in something air tight with some grains of rice and put it in the fridge.
the colder you store it, the less the constituant material will degrade over time and the longer a life you will ultimately have out of your battery when you do use it.December 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm #173963littleguyMember
I’d like to add that if you do go the freezer/refrigerator route, just be sure to let it warm completely to room temperature before removing from the sealed bag. If you unseal while still cold, condensation can damage it. Goes for any electronics btw.December 7, 2008 at 1:23 am #173959hefMember
I’d like to add that if you do go the freezer/refrigerator route, just be sure to let it warm completely to room temperature before removing from the sealed bag. If you unseal while still cold, condensation can damage it. Goes for any electronics btw.
yeah, forgot to add this, but it’s very important.to heed the warmup procedure too..December 7, 2008 at 11:22 am #173960asfr01Member
I was going to ask the same question, but was looking for a somewhat simpler answer than the other person…. when using the laptop at home, should i have the adaptor plugged in, and when it is charged, take it out and run from the battery…. or should i constantly have it plugged in and run from the mains. I heard conflicting views about this….December 7, 2008 at 1:52 pm #173957RsaeireMember
I’ve used my Dell Inspiron 9400 without the battery but plugged in for over a year without issues. I plugged in my NC10 last night without the battery and also had no issues, so I can honestly say I haven’t found any issues with doing this.
NotebookReview.com has a great article in the forum about battery wear, charging tips and using your laptop/netbook without a battery but plugged in.December 7, 2008 at 2:35 pm #173961asfr01Member
Thank you rsaeire, that article was very helpful. Much appreciated.December 11, 2008 at 5:00 am #173962NeoteriXMember
I would just add in as a caveat that the NC10 appears to not have been designed with “no-battery” use as there are no rubber feet on the NC10 except for the battery.
In other words, without the battery, the NC10 kind of sits sloped backwards a bit and also sits on bare plastic.
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